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ha-ha 1(hä′hä′) also haw-haw (hô′hô′)
A sound made in imitation of laughter.
Used to express amusement or scorn.
ha-ha 2(hä′hä′) also haw-haw (hô′hô′)
See sunk fence.
[French, exclamation of surprise, ha-ha (from its being designed not to be seen until closely approached).]
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ha-ha(ˈhɑː ˈhɑː) or
1. a representation of the sound of laughter
2. an exclamation expressing derision, mockery, surprise, etc
ha-ha(ˈhɑː hɑː) or
(Agriculture) a wall or other boundary marker that is set in a ditch so as not to interrupt the landscape
[C18: from French haha, probably based on ha! ejaculation denoting surprise]
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(used as an exclamation or representation of laughter, as in expressing amusement or derision.)
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English; of imitative orig.]
[1705–15; < French haha]
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|Noun||1.||ha-ha - a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing|
|2.||ha-ha - a ditch with one side being a retaining wall; used to divide lands without defacing the landscape|
ditch - a long narrow excavation in the earth
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ha-ha[ˈhɑːˈhɑː] EXCL → ¡ja, ja!
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interj → ha, ha
n (= fence) → versenkter Grenzzaun
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