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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GUFFAW

A tremendous shout from one end of the ship to the other stopped his guffaw.

That brought a guffaw from some of the youngsters, but Dick shook his head.

"I'm the Vicar's bottle-washer, you know," added the curate, with a guffaw.

“Old Taffs started a cigar-case,” said Dick, bursting into a guffaw.

They laughed so loudly that Jim first smiled, then burst into a guffaw himself.

The Parnass took snuff, and his sneeze sounded like a guffaw.

It came, she seized it with some audacity, and the old gentleman's guffaw acknowledged her.

With a guffaw and a mighty push Mistitch sent him sprawling.

If Bill had only been able to hold in that guffaw of his they would never have been caught.

"They're a-goin' for a walk together;" and there was a guffaw.

WORD ORIGIN

1720, Scottish, probably imitative of the sound of coarse laughter. Cf. gawf (early 16c.) "loud, noisy laugh." The verb is from 1721. Related: Guffawed; guffawing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GUFFAW

belly laugh

nounvery funny joke
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