guffaw


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guf·faw

 (gə-fô′)
n.
A hearty, boisterous burst of laughter.
intr.v. guf·fawed, guf·faw·ing, guf·faws
To laugh heartily and boisterously.

[Probably imitative.]

guffaw

(ɡʌˈfɔː)
n
a crude and boisterous laugh
vb
to laugh crudely and boisterously or express (something) in this way
[C18: of imitative origin]

guf•faw

(gʌˈfɔ, gə-)

n., v. -fawed, -faw•ing. n.
1. a loud burst of laughter.
v.i.
2. to laugh loudly.
[1710–20; perhaps imitative]

guffaw


Past participle: guffawed
Gerund: guffawing

Imperative
guffaw
guffaw
Present
I guffaw
you guffaw
he/she/it guffaws
we guffaw
you guffaw
they guffaw
Preterite
I guffawed
you guffawed
he/she/it guffawed
we guffawed
you guffawed
they guffawed
Present Continuous
I am guffawing
you are guffawing
he/she/it is guffawing
we are guffawing
you are guffawing
they are guffawing
Present Perfect
I have guffawed
you have guffawed
he/she/it has guffawed
we have guffawed
you have guffawed
they have guffawed
Past Continuous
I was guffawing
you were guffawing
he/she/it was guffawing
we were guffawing
you were guffawing
they were guffawing
Past Perfect
I had guffawed
you had guffawed
he/she/it had guffawed
we had guffawed
you had guffawed
they had guffawed
Future
I will guffaw
you will guffaw
he/she/it will guffaw
we will guffaw
you will guffaw
they will guffaw
Future Perfect
I will have guffawed
you will have guffawed
he/she/it will have guffawed
we will have guffawed
you will have guffawed
they will have guffawed
Future Continuous
I will be guffawing
you will be guffawing
he/she/it will be guffawing
we will be guffawing
you will be guffawing
they will be guffawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guffawing
you have been guffawing
he/she/it has been guffawing
we have been guffawing
you have been guffawing
they have been guffawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guffawing
you will have been guffawing
he/she/it will have been guffawing
we will have been guffawing
you will have been guffawing
they will have been guffawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guffawing
you had been guffawing
he/she/it had been guffawing
we had been guffawing
you had been guffawing
they had been guffawing
Conditional
I would guffaw
you would guffaw
he/she/it would guffaw
we would guffaw
you would guffaw
they would guffaw
Past Conditional
I would have guffawed
you would have guffawed
he/she/it would have guffawed
we would have guffawed
you would have guffawed
they would have guffawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guffaw - a burst of deep loud hearty laughterguffaw - a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
Verb1.guffaw - laugh boisterously
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

guffaw

noun
1. laugh, roar of laughter, bellow of laughter He burst into a loud guffaw.
verb
1. laugh, roar with laughter, bellow with laughter He stood guffawing at his boss's jokes.

guffaw

noun
An act of laughing:
Informal: heehaw.
verb
1. To express great amusement or mirth:
Informal: break up.
Slang: howl.
2. To express amusement, mirth, or scorn by smiling and emitting loud, inarticulate sounds:
Informal: heehaw.
Idioms: die laughing, laugh one's head off, roll in the aisles, split one's sides.
Translations
قَهْقَهَهيُقَهْقِه
řehotřehtat se
skraldgrineskraldlatter
hrossahláturreka upp hrossahlátur
kvatotižvengimasžvengti
skaļi smiekliskaļi smietieszviegšanazviegt

guffaw

[gʌˈfɔː]
A. Ncarcajada f

guffaw

[gʌˈfɔː]
ngros rire m
vis'esclaffer

guffaw

nschallendes Lachen no pl; guffaws of laughterLachsalven pl; to let out a guffawschallend lachen
vischallend (los)lachen

guffaw

[gʌˈfɔː]
1. nrisata fragorosa or sonora

guffaw

(gəˈfoː) verb
to laugh loudly.
noun
a loud laugh.
References in classic literature ?
There was one of a German music teacher who had a room above Cellini's lodg- ings in the city of Milan that made the boys guffaw.
Aunt Chloe sat back in her chair, and indulged in a hearty guffaw of laughter, at this witticism of young Mas'r's, laughing till the tears rolled down her black, shining cheeks, and varying the exercise with playfully slapping and poking Mas'r Georgey, and telling him to go way, and that he was a case--that he was fit to kill her, and that he sartin would kill her, one of these days; and, between each of these sanguinary predictions, going off into a laugh, each longer and stronger than the other, till George really began to think that he was a very dangerously witty fellow, and that it became him to be careful how he talked "as funny as he could.
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.
And none more hearty a guffaw was given than came from the Sheriff's own throat, for the spirit of the greenwood was upon him.
The headmaster glared amicably at the two children, filling them with fear by the roar of his voice, and then with a guffaw left them.
Stolypin gave a deep bass guffaw as he munched a piece of bread and cheese.
some one shouted, and a guffaw of laughter went up.
It was rather a ticklish recollection for John just then, for he was within an ace of breaking out into a loud guffaw.
said the little girl, looking at my face, and making the sound known as a guffaw.
Bowls gave one abrupt guffaw, as a confidential servant of the family, but choked the rest of the volley; the diplomatist only smiled.
cried one of the new-comers; he shouted the words and went off into a guffaw.
Nicholson himself had a great fund of humour, of the Scots order - intellectual, turning on the observation of men; his own character, for instance - if he could have seen it in another - would have been a rare feast to him; but his son's empty guffaws over a broken plate, and empty, almost light-hearted remarks, struck him with pain as the indices of a weak mind.