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horse laugh

An unpleasant-sounding or derisive laugh. That horse laugh you gave in response to Joe's suggestion didn't endear you to anyone, you know.
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horse laugh

n. a mocking and sarcastic laugh. He came out with a horse laugh that caused some eyebrows to raise.
See also: horse, laugh
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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I wants to drown dem white horses plungin' in mah baby's blood.' "He retorts acidly, "Can one reader be forgiven, if during such passages, there runs into his mind something unmistakably like a wild horse laugh?" (87).