Guffaw vs Guffaws - What's the difference?

guffaw | guffaws |


As nouns the difference between guffaw and guffaws

is that guffaw is a boisterous laugh while guffaws is .

As verbs the difference between guffaw and guffaws

is that guffaw is to laugh boisterously while guffaws is (guffaw).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

guffaw

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A boisterous laugh
  • *
  • On opening the little door, two hairy monsters flew at my throat, bearing me down, and extinguishing the light; while a mingled guffaw from Heathcliff and Hareton put the copestone on my rage and humiliation.
  • * 1906 , , ch. xx,
  • He walked to the edge and they heard his hoarse guffaw of laughter as the arrows clanged and clattered against his impenetrable mail.
  • * 1936 , , ch. 15,
  • He heaved up with a sulfurous curse, braced his legs and glared about him, with a burst of coarse guffaws in his ears and the reek of unwashed bodies in his nostrils.

    Synonyms

    * (boisterous laugh) belly laugh

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To laugh boisterously.
  • * 1891 , , ch. 15,
  • He guffawed at his adversaries.
  • * 1900 , ,
  • Peter, on the contrary, threw back his head and guffawed thunderously.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    guffaws

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (guffaw)