Hawed vs Hazed - What's the difference?

hawed | hazed |

As verbs the difference between hawed and hazed

is that hawed is (haw) while hazed is (haze).

As an adjective hazed is

affected by haze; hazy.




  • (haw)

  • haw


    Etymology 1



    (en interjection)
  • 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!
  • An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like "haw"; the sound so made.
  • * Congreve
  • Hums or haws .
    Usage notes
    * (an imitation of laughter) In the US, the spelling haw is rare, with (ha) being more common.


    (en verb)
  • To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw ; to speak with interruption and hesitation.
  • Derived terms
    * hum and haw, hem and haw

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) hawe, from (etyl) ).


    (en noun)
  • Fruit of the hawthorn.
  • (historical) A hedge.
  • Etymology 3



    (en interjection)
  • An instruction for a horse or other animal to turn towards the driver, typically left.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of an animal) To turn towards the driver, typically to the left.
  • This horse won't haw when I tell him to.
  • 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
    * gee haw whimmy diddle * haw and gee, haw and gee about
    * (to turn left) gee * (to cause to turn left) gee

    Etymology 4



    (en noun)
  • (anatomy) The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane.
  • (Webster 1913)


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  • (haze)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Affected by haze; hazy.
  • * 1923 , (editor), Collected Scientific Papers of John Aitken, LL.D., F.R.S.
  • 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.
  • * 2004 , Matthew McGuire, Dreams Of Hope , page 37,
  • The images of reality become more and more hazed , more and more dim. Hibernation pulls him away. Floating, the nightmare returns.
  • * 2008 , A. J. Hampton, Hostile Devotions , unnumbered page,
  • As she rocked against him, she couldn?t stop watching his murky eyes grow even more hazed .
  • (of a photograph) Clouded, especially due to accidental exposure to light.
  • (Australia, slang) Drunk.