Hawing
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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