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Definition of guffaw verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

guffaw

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verb
BrE BrE//ɡəˈfɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈfɔː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they guffaw
BrE BrE//ɡəˈfɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈfɔː//
 
he / she / it guffaws
BrE BrE//ɡəˈfɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈfɔːz//
 
past simple guffawed
BrE BrE//ɡəˈfɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈfɔːd//
 
past participle guffawed
BrE BrE//ɡəˈfɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈfɔːd//
 
-ing form guffawing
BrE BrE//ɡəˈfɔːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈfɔːɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to laugh noisily They all guffawed at his jokes. The man guffawed at her remark. Word Origin early 18th cent. (originally Scots): imitative.

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