horse·​laugh ˈhȯrs-ˌlaf How to pronounce horselaugh (audio)
: a loud boisterous laugh

Example Sentences

even in a crowded auditorium you wouldn't have trouble picking out his earsplitting horselaugh
Recent Examples on the Web That drew a horselaugh from veteran investor Jim Chanos, whose experience as a short-seller has given him a uniquely percipient feel for Wall Street foibles. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horselaugh was in 1713

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“Horselaugh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

Kids Definition


horse·​laugh ˈhȯr-ˌslaf How to pronounce horselaugh (audio)
: a loud laugh : guffaw
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