hee-haw

noun
\ ˈhē-ˌhȯ How to pronounce hee-haw (audio) , -ˈhȯ \

Definition of hee-haw

1 : the bray of a donkey
2 : a loud rude laugh : guffaw

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hee-haw intransitive verb

First Known Use of hee-haw

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hee-haw

imitative

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“Hee-haw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hee-haw. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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