To haw and gee
Haw Haw, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hawed} (h[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hawing}.] [Written also hoi.] [Perhaps connected with here, hither; cf., however, F. huhau, hurhau, 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}. [1913 Webster]

{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.] [1913 Webster]


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  • To haw and gee — Haw 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. [1913 Webster] {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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To haw and gee about — Haw Haw, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hawed} (h[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hawing}.] [Written also hoi.] [Perhaps connected with here, hither; cf., however, F. huhau, hurhau, hue, interj. used in turning a horse to the right, G. hott, h[ u], interj. used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To haw and gee about — Haw 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. [1913 Webster] {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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haw — Haw, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hawed} (h[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hawing}.] [Written also hoi.] [Perhaps connected with here, hither; cf., however, F. huhau, hurhau, hue, interj. used in turning a horse to the right, G. hott, h[ u], interj. used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haw — 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. [1913 Webster] {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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haw — may refer to: * Haw, the nictitating membrane on the eyes of some animals * HAW, the ISO 639 language code for the Hawaiian language * Haw and gee, directional commands to a draft animal * Haw wars (1865 1890), fought against Chinese quasi… …   Wikipedia

  • Gee — Gee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Geed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Geeing}.] 1. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq. or Prov. Eng.] Forby. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. G. j[ u], interj., used in calling to a horse, It. gi[ o], F. dia, used to turn a horse to the left.] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gee ho — Gee Gee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Geed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Geeing}.] 1. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq. or Prov. Eng.] Forby. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. G. j[ u], interj., used in calling to a horse, It. gi[ o], F. dia, used to turn a horse to the left.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gee whoa — Gee Gee, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Geed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Geeing}.] 1. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq. or Prov. Eng.] Forby. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. G. j[ u], interj., used in calling to a horse, It. gi[ o], F. dia, used to turn a horse to the left.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gee haw whimmy diddle — noun A wooden toy consisting of a notched stick with a smaller stick attached on the end. Rubbing the notched stick with another stick causes the smaller stick to spin; with practice the spin can be made to change from rightward (gee) to leftward …   Wiktionary

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