Simple past tense and past participle of haw. (verb)
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Use "hawed" in a sentence
"This is the same treatment it gave transparently phony Dan Saltzman when he hemmed and hawed before giving the inevitable green light on the doomed-from-the-start OHSU aerial tram [rim shot] years ago."
"Lainie's spokes finally twitched through the side yard, but Dave hemmed and hawed about his smoking engine and how the garage guy would take him to work but he might need her to pick him up."
"Yes, I hemmed and hawed over it for a good week or two."