An imitation of laughter, often used to express scorn or disbelief. Often doubled or tripled (haw haw'' or ''haw haw haw ).
An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like "haw"; the sound so made.
- You think that song was good? Haw!
- Hums or haws .
* (an imitation of laughter) In the US, the spelling haw is rare, with (ha) being more common.
To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw ; to speak with interruption and hesitation.
* hum and haw, hem and haw
(etyl) hawe, from (etyl) ).
Fruit of the hawthorn.
(historical) A hedge.
An instruction for a horse or other animal to turn towards the driver, typically left.
(of an animal) To turn towards the driver, typically to the left.
To cause (an animal) to turn left.
- This horse won't haw when I tell him to.
- You may have to go to the front of the pack and physically haw the lead dog.
* gee haw whimmy diddle
* haw and gee, haw and gee about
* (to turn left) gee
* (to cause to turn left) gee
Affected by haze; hazy.
* 1923 , (editor), Collected Scientific Papers of John Aitken, LL.D., F.R.S.
* 2004 , Matthew McGuire, Dreams Of Hope ,
- With W., N.W., and N. winds the air is very clear, whereas from all other directions it is very much hazed'. All winds from E. by S. to SW are nearly ten times more ' hazed than those from the NW quadrant.
* 2008 , A. J. Hampton, Hostile Devotions ,
- The images of reality become more and more hazed , more and more dim. Hibernation pulls him away. Floating, the nightmare returns.
(of a photograph) Clouded, especially due to accidental exposure to light.
(Australia, slang) Drunk.
- As she rocked against him, she couldn?t stop watching his murky eyes grow even more hazed .