hawing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

hawing

  1. present participle of haw

Noun[edit]

hawing ‎(plural hawings)

  1. The act of saying "haw", in intermission or hesitation of speech.
    • 1847, The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review (page 285)
      Blushing and stammering, awkward pauses, hemmings and hawings, tremblings of voice, and confusion in all its shapes there were between them []