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interjection ha pronunciation in American English //
  1. 1
    used for showing that you feel pleased, often because you have discovered or achieved something

    Ha! I told you they would get here first.

  2. 2
    used for showing that you disagree

    “Do you think the Redskins will win tonight?” “Ha! I don’t think they’ll even score.”

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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