American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sound made in imitation of laughter.
- n. Slang An instance of amusement. Often used in the plural: drove past the old school just for ha-has.
- interj. Used to express amusement or scorn.
- n. See sunk fence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An imitation of the sound of laughter. See ha.
- n. A fence formed by a foss or ditch, sunk between slopes and not perceived till approached; a sunk fence. Also written aha, haw-haw.
- interj. An approximation of the sound of laughter.
- n. A laugh.
- n. Something funny; a joke.
- n. A ditch with one vertical side, acting as a sunken fence, designed to block the entry of animals into lawns and parks without breaking sightlines.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it.
- n. a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
- n. a ditch with one side being a retaining wall; used to divide lands without defacing the landscape
- From French haha, supposedly from ha! as an expression of surprise. (Wiktionary)
- French, exclamation of surprise, ha-ha (from its being designed not to be seen until closely approached). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Maybe making him go ouch some, instead of ha-ha, would get me out of here.”
“To paraphrase Dr. Coop, it was an a-ha and a ha-ha moment, as one by one, the staffers realized that Jackie's relationship with Eddie the pharmacist wasn't just a fling — it was an affair.”
“The ha-ha moment went to the identical Winklevoss twins, as the crew-rowing Adonises decide whether they should mincemeat the Facebook founder for stealing their idea.”
“I usually blog in the comedy section, but what has transpired this week is funny peculiar, not funny ha-ha.”
“And then he laughed, only it wasn't a ha-ha laugh.”
“Lisa Nobles tangie ayers said: On April 23, 2009 ha-ha lisa …. good job hippy!!! carole roby said: On April 23, 2009”
“Last laugh on the corrupt meanies, ha-ha. — former american citizen in Sweden”
“And yes, we're in smartass, underground, sophomoric, "ha-ha, Mickey Mouse has a penis" territory, but there's a lot more to the story (and the comics themselves) than that.”
“The Office's writers seem to be confusing funny ha-ha with funny-strange — and not for the first time.”
“HANSEN: Well, you can move past disturbing and on to funny stories, funny ha-ha, funny serious.”
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