neigh

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English

Etymology

From Middle English neighen, from Old English hnǣgan, from Proto-Germanic *hnajjōjanan (compare Dutch (southern) neien, Old High German hneigen, Icelandic hneggja).

Pronunciation

Noun

neigh (plural neighs)

  1. The cry of a horse.

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Verb

neigh (third-person singular simple present neighs, present participle neighing, simple past and past participle neighed)

  1. (of a horse) to make its cry
  2. to make a sound similar to a horses' cry
    This fake laughter sounds like a horse neighing.
  3. (obsolete) To scoff or sneer.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      neighed at his nakedness

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