Have you ever had fits of wild laughter? Have had those moments where your belly ached out of laughter? Well, this kind of wild and unrestrained laughter is called guffaw. The word comes from probably imitating the sound of such laughter and slurping sound that is made when we laugh like this.
The dictionary definitions for GUFFAW are as follows:
1. A burst of deep loud hearty laughter. (noun)
2. To laugh energetically. (verb)
Masters Tip to remember GUFFAW:
Slide back into your past and there must have been more than a few such moments in your life when you would have laugher like this. Isn’t it?
Usage Examples for GUFFAW:
1. The headmaster glared amicably at the two children, filling them with fear by the roar of his voice, and then with a guffaw left them. -Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
2. Stolypin gave a deep bass guffaw as he munched a piece of bread and cheese.- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3. There was one of a German music teacher who had a room above Cellini’s lodgings in the city of Milan that made the boys guffaw.- Winesberg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson