- 1The loud, harsh cry of a donkey or mule: the burros brayed in raucous stentorian hee-hawsMore example sentences
- She began laughing in an obnoxious way, sounding like a mix between a donkey hee-haw and a pig snort.
- One particular group of males perched behind us had particularly irritating mating calls, responding to the incessant female cries with various forms of donkey-like hee-haws.
- She imitates his nasal hee-haw very loudly and we look on, aghast.
- 1.1 [as modifier] US • informal Relating to or denoting unsophisticated rural humour and attitudes: an Elvis-loving hee-haw governorMore example sentences
- If you aren't prepared for a big dose of early-60's style hee-haw music, don't buy this album.
- This seemed to strike a funny cord in Jake, because he began laughing in an almost hee-haw kind of cackling.
- This hee-haw fellow resonated with youngsters.
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- Make the loud, harsh cry of a donkey or mule: (as noun hee-hawing) the hee-hawing of the mulesMore example sentences
- My memories of him will be as the little chatterbox, cracking the one liners, hee-hawing uncontrollably.
- The gang laughed and hee-hawed, stomped and danced and chanted a good-night prayer.
early 19th century: imitative.
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- The US English dictionary