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Audio recording of a neighing horse

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English neighen, from Old English hnǣgan, from Proto-Germanic *hnajjōjaną (compare Dutch (southern) neien, Old High German hneigen, Icelandic hneggja).

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NounEdit

neigh (plural neighs)

  1. The cry of a horse.

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VerbEdit

neigh (third-person singular simple present neighs, present participle neighing, simple past and past participle neighed)

  1. (of a horse) to make its cry
  2. to make a sound similar to a horse's cry
    This fake laughter sounds like a horse neighing.
  3. (obsolete) To scoff or sneer.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      neighed at his nakedness

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