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HawHaw Haw, v. t.
To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the
driver; as, to haw a team of oxen.
To haw and gee, or To haw and gee about, to lead this way
and that at will; to lead by the nose; to master or
control. [Colloq.] HawHaw Haw, n. [OE. hawe, AS. haga; akin to D. haag headge, G.
hag, hecke, Icel. hagi pasture, Sw. hage, Dan. have garden.
???. Cf. Haggard, Ha-ha, Haugh, Hedge.]
1. A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard.
And eke there was a polecat in his haw. --Chaucer.
2. The fruit of the hawthorn. --Bacon.
Haw Haw, n. [Cf. ha an interjection of wonder, surprise, or
An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound
somewhat like haw! also, the sound so made. ``Hums or haws.'
HawHaw Haw, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hawed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hawing.] [Written also hoi.] [Perhaps connected with here,
hither; cf., however, F. huhau, hue, interj. used in turning
a horse to the right, G. hott, h["u], interj. used in calling
to a horse.]
To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; -- said of
cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their
teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See Gee.
To haw and gee, or To haw and gee about, to go from one
thing to another without good reason; to have no settled
purpose; to be irresolute or unstable. [Colloq.]
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