(noun, verb, interjection)


1. An imitation of laughter, often used to express scorn or disbelief. Often doubled or tripled (haw haw or haw haw haw).

- You think that song was good? Haw!

2. An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like "haw"; the sound so made.

3. An instruction for a horse or other animal to turn towards the driver, typically left.


1. a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus

Similar word(s): hawthorn

Definition categories: plant, bush, shrub

2. the nictitating membrane of a horse

Definition categories: body


1. utter `haw'

- he hemmed and hawed

Definition categories: communication, emit, utter

Sentences with haw as a verb:

- This horse won't haw when I tell him to.

- You may have to go to the front of the pack and physically haw the lead dog.