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haw

noun \ ˈhȯ \

Definition of haw

1 : a hawthorn berry
2 : hawthorn

Origin and Etymology of haw

Middle English hawe, from Old English haga — more at hedge

Other Seed Plant Terms


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haw

noun

Definition of haw

: nictitating membrane; especially : an inflamed nictitating membrane of a domesticated mammal

Origin and Etymology of haw

origin unknown


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haw

interjection

Definition of haw

often used to indicate a vocalized pause in speaking

First Known Use of haw

1600

in the meaning defined above

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haw

verb

Definition of haw

hawed; hawing; haws
1 : to utter the sound represented by haw
  • hemmed and hawed before answering
2 : equivocate
  • the administration hemmed and hawed over the students' demands

Origin and Etymology of haw

imitative


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haw

verb

Definition of haw

hawed; hawing; haws
used as a direction to turn to the left — compare gee
: to turn to the near or left side

Origin and Etymology of haw

origin unknown

Other Equestrian Terms



Medical Dictionary

haw

noun \ ˈhȯ \

medical Definition of haw

: nictitating membrane; especially : an inflamed nictitating membrane of a domesticated mammal

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