Last modified on 30 April 2015, at 14:55

hee-haw

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

Onomatopoeic coinage.

Noun

hee-haw (plural hee-haws)

  1. The cry of an ass or donkey.
  2. (Scotland, slang) Nothing.
    • 2010, Grant Lauchlan, Daily Record, 30 Apr 2010:
      Apart from one cool fight sequence, she pretty much does hee-haw - just like Iron Man.
    • 2010, Bill Leckie, The Scottish Sun, 27 Sep 2010:
      People like Dick Advocaat, who knew hee-haw about Scottish football's history, set about whittling away little bits of our tradition on the grounds... well, let's be honest, that they were an inconvenience.

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Interjection

hee-haw

  1. The cry of an ass or donkey.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiː.hɔ̰̃ː/ (♪: ˉˍ)
  • The cry of an ass or donkey.

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Verb

hee-haw (third-person singular simple present hee-haws, present participle hee-hawing, simple past and past participle hee-hawed)

  1. (intransitive) To utter the cry of an ass or donkey.