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Meaning of "guffaw" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GUFFAW

Of imitative origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GUFFAW

guffaw  [ɡʌˈfɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUFFAW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Guffaw is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb guffaw in English.

WHAT DOES GUFFAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

guffaw

Laughter

Laughing is a physical reaction in humans, consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can arise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts. Most commonly, it is considered a visual expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, relief, etc. On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, apology, or confusion or courtesy laugh. Factors such as age, gender, education, language, and culture are determinant factors as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation. Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group — it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback.

Definition of guffaw in the English dictionary

The definition of guffaw in the dictionary is a crude and boisterous laugh. Other definition of guffaw is to laugh crudely and boisterously or express in this way.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GUFFAW

PRESENT

Present
I guffaw
you guffaw
he/she/it guffaws
we guffaw
you guffaw
they guffaw
Present continuous
I am guffawing
you are guffawing
he/she/it is guffawing
we are guffawing
you are guffawing
they are guffawing
Present perfect
I have guffawed
you have guffawed
he/she/it has guffawed
we have guffawed
you have guffawed
they have guffawed
Present perfect continuous
I have been guffawing
you have been guffawing
he/she/it has been guffawing
we have been guffawing
you have been guffawing
they have been guffawing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I guffawed
you guffawed
he/she/it guffawed
we guffawed
you guffawed
they guffawed
Past continuous
I was guffawing
you were guffawing
he/she/it was guffawing
we were guffawing
you were guffawing
they were guffawing
Past perfect
I had guffawed
you had guffawed
he/she/it had guffawed
we had guffawed
you had guffawed
they had guffawed
Past perfect continuous
I had been guffawing
you had been guffawing
he/she/it had been guffawing
we had been guffawing
you had been guffawing
they had been guffawing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will guffaw
you will guffaw
he/she/it will guffaw
we will guffaw
you will guffaw
they will guffaw
Future continuous
I will be guffawing
you will be guffawing
he/she/it will be guffawing
we will be guffawing
you will be guffawing
they will be guffawing
Future perfect
I will have guffawed
you will have guffawed
he/she/it will have guffawed
we will have guffawed
you will have guffawed
they will have guffawed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been guffawing
you will have been guffawing
he/she/it will have been guffawing
we will have been guffawing
you will have been guffawing
they will have been guffawing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would guffaw
you would guffaw
he/she/it would guffaw
we would guffaw
you would guffaw
they would guffaw
Conditional continuous
I would be guffawing
you would be guffawing
he/she/it would be guffawing
we would be guffawing
you would be guffawing
they would be guffawing
Conditional perfect
I would have guffaw
you would have guffaw
he/she/it would have guffaw
we would have guffaw
you would have guffaw
they would have guffaw
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been guffawing
you would have been guffawing
he/she/it would have been guffawing
we would have been guffawing
you would have been guffawing
they would have been guffawing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you guffaw
we let´s guffaw
you guffaw
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to guffaw
Past participle
guffawed
Present Participle
guffawing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GUFFAW


afore
əˈfɔː
before
bɪˈfɔː
E334
ˌiːθriːθriːˈfɔː
four-four
ˈfɔːˈfɔː
hereinbefore
ˌhɪərɪnbɪˈfɔː
heretofore
ˌhɪətʊˈfɔː
therefor
ˌðɛəˈfɔː
thereinbefore
ˌðɛərɪnbɪˈfɔː
theretofore
ˌðɛətʊˈfɔː
three-four
ˌθriːˈfɔː
tofore
təˈfɔː
what-for
ˌwɒtˈfɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GUFFAW

guest rope
guest star
guest worker
guestbook
guesten
guesthouse
guestimate
guestwise
Guevara
guff
guga
Guggenheim Museum
guggle
guglet
GUI
Guiana
Guianan
Guianas
Guianese
guichet

WORDS THAT END LIKE GUFFAW

aw
band saw
brother-in-law
court of law
daughter-in-law
daughters-in-law
draw
faw
in-law
jaw
law
matter of law
outlaw
question of law
raw
saw
shaw
straw
the law
Warsaw

Synonyms and antonyms of guffaw in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GUFFAW»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «guffaw» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of guffaw

Translation of «guffaw» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GUFFAW

Find out the translation of guffaw to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of guffaw from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «guffaw» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

狂笑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

risotada
570 millions of speakers

English

guffaw
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घें
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قهقهة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гогот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gargalhada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অট্টহাস্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pouffer de rire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Guffaw
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schallendes Gelächter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ばか笑い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갑작스러운 너터 웃음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Guffaw
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

om sòm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரக்கச் சிரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गॉफॉ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kahkahayı basmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

risata fragorosa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rżeć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гогот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hohot
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καγχασμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

luidkeels lag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gapskratt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Guffaw
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of guffaw

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GUFFAW»

The term «guffaw» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.435 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GUFFAW» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «guffaw» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «guffaw» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about guffaw

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUFFAW»

Discover the use of guffaw in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to guffaw and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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100 Things Flyers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
“Then as I broke away from the pack and headed to center ice, I put my right glove under my left arm and did the Guffaw as I skated toward center ice. I have always said the word 'guffaw' as I was doing it.... Well, I scored another goal in that ...
Adam Kimelman, 2010
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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Philadelphia Flyers: ...
The Guffaw celebration, the Guffaw. Propp got the idea while attending a Howie Mandel show in Atlantic City during the summer of 1986. Mandel suggested the Guffaw—a short left-to-right wave followed by extending the arm straight up to the  ...
Adam Kimelman, 2013
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The Official Sidekick Handbook
THE SUPPORTIVE GUFFAW All right, say your hero cracks a joke, or what he THINKS is a joke. It's time for a Supportive Guffaw (see also Knowing Chuckle, Nervous Giggle, Uncomprehending Smirk, Wink- Wink Eyebrow Lift, Chagrined Grin, ...
Texas Bix Bender and Too Slim, 2011
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A Meeting about Laughter: Sketches, Interludes, and ...
An enormous place among the above-mentioned laughters is occupied by the so -called "Homeric guffaw." Let us try to understand how our laughter will relate to the given guffaw. What is a Homeric guffaw? The great blind man Homer ...
Nikolaĭ Robertovich Ėrdman, John Freedman, 1995
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The Laughter Factor
CHAPTER. VIII. THE. CONTORTIONS. OF. A. GUFFAW. “A man may love a paradox Without losing either his wit or his honesty. ” — Emerson A paradox is an apparent contradiction that isn't really a contradiction. It is a first cousin of humor and ...
Dan Keller, 2000
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Mystery School: The case of a missing world
Guffaw. Smile woman, please smile that it may reach deeply into someone's open heart man who easily smiles does so if his sun has warmed her moon in triune a guffaw takes place when laughter gets sent into space that has no orbits.
Sean O', 2014
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Kindred Mischief (and Scrawls):
Guffaw. It is a wonderful experience. I want YOU to have it! Instead of my being the one, seemingly at any given time the only one, you, and you, and you... and you... and you... Guffaw, head back, shout it out! It is most effective at random times, ...
Ron Sokol, 2013
8
The Ultimate Insulterator: Create More Than 1.7 Million Insults
The Ultimate Insulterator will help you form more than 1.7 million unique insults to suit any occasion!
Guffaw Press, 2012
9
The Imagicators
“Why, ifit isn't Guffaw! They got you, too, eh?” Guffaw, who looked as much like a bowl of jelly as a man, gave an embarrassed chortle. “I'm afraid my laughter gave me away.” He giggled, then snorted outrageously, trying to stifle it. No use—his ...
Brad Marshland, 2006
10
Diddi: My Mother's Voice
One day he came across the line Delee ano Baluledangar Pandit Hajan'prasad he (Go fetch Pandit Hajari Prasad Dwivedi from Balukdangar, the kindergarten) and guffawed over it for a long time. I must tell you about Panditji's guffaw. just as  ...
Ira Pande, Śivānī, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUFFAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term guffaw is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens review – the man behind …
(It goes on in the same vein, but those opening lines are, you will agree, special; the guffaw that exploded from me as I read them made me ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
DeAndre Jordan saga reveals power of players in modern NBA free …
... they aren't supposed to talk about specific contract terms (insert your favorite euphemism for guffaw/chuckle here)—is worth maintaining. «NBA.com, Jul 15»
3
Detroit Lions will miss the late Charlie Sanders
"His laugh, his sartorial splendor, his guffaw through the hallways, and obviously his wisdom, too," team president Tom Lewand told Justin ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
4
The collected wit of Abbott and Shorten - it's a slim volume
With his fake guffaw and the inane grin that looks as though it's been painted on with a glue stick, he is obviously right out of his comfort zone ... «WA today, Jul 15»
5
Salman Khan: 'As a kid, I used to get beaten up by parents a lot!'
Needless to say, this candid confession made everyone, including Kapil Sharma guffaw. Salman will be seen sharing screen space with ... «Movie Talkies, Jul 15»
6
Ampthill Literary Festival: From Viagra to Ampthill's answer to the …
... aisles, but she certainly made them guffaw as she burst on to the stage and excitedly told how her hay fever had caused her bra to explode. «Bedfordshire News, Jul 15»
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Charlie Sanders leaves lasting impact on Detroit Lions' organization …
"His laugh, his sartorial splendor, his guffaw through the hallways, and obviously his wisdom, too," team president Tom Lewand said. "All those ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
8
Ruptures in Syriza, Greece and Europe
One sign of the volatility: a group of men in their 30s or 40s – a truckie, a muso, a security guard and a waiter – drinking wine guffaw that last ... «Red Flag, Jul 15»
9
On fast track to fame, Amy Schumer stays true to self
The 34-year-old comedian's ability to push the envelope to exactly the line at which her audience takes a moral pause before a guffaw has ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
10
The Page That Is Not A People Person
Guffaw, guffaw. But now the 'F-word and worse (the c-word?) are now off-limits - even at times of frustration', Simon Bird goes on to tell us. «Football365.com, Jul 15»

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