Definition of "hawing" []

  • An inarticulate utterance, as of hesitation, embarrassment, etc; hem (exclamation)
  • To make this sound (verb)
  • Present participle of haw. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hawing" in a sentence
  • "My humming and hawing is merely a public display of imploring and hope that the movie does justice to the book."
  • "For a time he nearly deserted the schoolhouse for the Italian camp in the pines, or at least was flying back and forth a great deal, "hawing" and "harring.""
  • "No, to get revenue you would have to hit the middle class (Something that Obama has figured out, based on his recent hemming and hawing on that)."