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Love laughs at locksmiths.
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Imitative

Interjection

haw

  1. An imitation of laughter, often used to express scorn or disbelief. Often doubled or tripled (haw haw or haw haw haw).
    You think that song was good? Haw!
Usage notes
  • (an imitation of laughter): In the US, the spelling haw is rare, with ha being more common.
Translations

Etymology 2

Old English haga.

Noun

Singular
haw

Plural
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  1. Fruit of the hawthorn.
  2. (historical) A hedge.
Translations

Etymology 3

Unknown

Interjection

haw

  1. An instruction for a horse or other animal to turn left.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to haw

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to haw (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To turn left.
    This horse won't haw when I tell him to.
  2. To cause (an animal) to turn left.
    You may have to go to the front of the pack and physically haw the lead dog.
Derived terms
Antonyms
  • (to turn left): gee
  • (to cause to turn left): gee

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