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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.
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