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Alternative formsEdit

  • mwahaha
  • muahahaha
  • Frequently hyphenated or written with spaces between the syllables; also frequently enhanced by adding one or more additional instances of "ha" to the end, or by adding additional instances of the letter "a" in any syllable.



  1. (onomatopoeia, slang) Literary device used to express a fit of overwhelming or uncontrollable laughter; the stereotypical "evil laugh".
    • Dave Whitehead, The Tennis Junkie's Guide (to Serious Humor) (2002) p. 41:
      Bwahaha, they guffaw as they crush overheads into the corners with the same disdain they display when the clown ahead of them at the airport car-rental counter rents a Hyundai.
    • Ron Fortier, Brother Grim (2005) p. 142:
      "Bwa-ha-ha-ha," came the unholy mirth from the cold white mask.