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English definition of “guffaw”


verb [I]     /ɡʌfˈɔː/ US  /-ˈɑː/
to laugh loudly, especially at something stupid that someone has said or done: He guffawed with delight when he heard the news.Laughing and smiling guffaw     noun [C] She let out a loud guffaw.Laughing and smiling
(Definition of guffaw verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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