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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 ?
Well, sir, they roosted around here on the housetop and the trees for an hour, and guffawed over that thing like human beings.
he went on hurriedly and with apparent composure when both the boys at the counter guffawed and even the innkeeper smiled--"No matter, I am not confounded by the wagging of their heads; for everyone knows everything about it already, and all that is secret is made open.
If I guffawed at my husband under the duvet he wouldn't be best pleased.
Summary: Chuckle brothers and sisters in Japan have guffawed their way through World Laughter Day.
MY male work colleagues guffawed that this gig would be full of archetypical "angry female music".
And he thought I was the real Jaws," guffawed the Tyneside giant.
I thought I would split a gut when they fed Bill champagne and shrimp on his flight from Thailand,'' guffawed Demi Moore's child groom.
It was one of the best stories of the day and an audience of some 250 venture capitalists, industrial investors, start-up brats and government bureaucrats guffawed throughout the hall.