laughing hyena

noun

Examples of laughing hyena in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story takes place at a watering hole where lots of jungle animals have congregated, including a laughing hyena. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 31 Dec. 2023 The laughing hyenas made a big impression on preschool me. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laughing hyena was circa 1790

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“Laughing hyena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laughing%20hyena. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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