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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Haha (verb)

Hahas, haharing, hahad (conjugation)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

To be overwhelmed, shocked or impressed (has both a negative and positive sense), to suffer or have a hard time doing something.

[edit] Usage of the word or phrase

  • I hahad when I saw his new car (I was impressed).
  • I have hahad for that girl or I have hahad that girl (I have been impressed by that girl).
  • When you hear what happened, you will haha (you will be shocked or impressed).

Whether haha has a positive or negative connotation depends on the context.

  • I have 'hahad' with that project.

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

Probably derived from the exclamation of surprise "ha!"

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