yaw-haw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative

Verb[edit]

yaw-haw (third-person singular simple present yaw-haws, present participle yaw-hawing, simple past and past participle yaw-hawed)

  1. To laugh loudly
    • 1965, George Rawlings Poage, Henry Clay and the Whig Party
      ...it was greeted with "a loud, tremendous yaw haw from all quarters,"