1. a donkey.
|DSUE (1984) 545: mid-C.19–20.|
2. (US, also hee-ho) loud, offensive laughter, esp. if scornful.
|Sporting Times 12 Jan. 5/4: The hee-haw, or the guffaw [...] may suit some people, but for brightening the world [...] give us the giggling girls.|
|More Fables in Sl. (1960) 180: They paid no Attention except to give him the Rowdy Hee-Ho when they saw him.|
|Dear ‘Herm’ 147: Which gives me a hee-haw on account he never wore a pair of boots in his life.|
3. derision, nonsense.
|(con. 1830s–60s) All That Swagger 322: I met a man out in the Never Never – fellow with a university education – talked real hee-haw like the old parson.|
|Detective Story Apr. [Internet] The great detective always winds up behind the big hee-haw.‘Movie Stuff’ in|
|Nil Carborundum (1963) Act II: You’re the one that’s been giving off all the heehaw about the system.|
4. in pl. the testicles.
|Decent Ride 10: A hairy ersehole wi a pair ay hee-haws dangling under it [...] just disnae dae it fir the Juice felly here.|