Definition of tee-hee in English:



  • A giggle or titter.

    • ‘Confusion sets in, especially among my own race as I'm seemingly the only black hippie girl in Chicago who still says dude in every day conversation. Tee-hee.’
    • ‘Maybe he's not as popular as he thinks he is tee-hee!’
    • ‘I like making lemonade with the water and the lemons and sugar they have, tee-hee.’
    • ‘The Archbishop likes nothing more than a joke; his shoulders shake, his nostrils flare, eyes twinkle and his infectious, cackling tee-hee, tee-hee, tee-hee rings round the café, generating smiles from everyone.’
    • ‘They were actually fighting over who got to pay the most, tee-hee.’
    • ‘Tee-hee, thanks much for the compliment!’
    • ‘‘That was me, tee-hee,’ he said, and Benji reached across and smacked him in the face as Hillary sat down.’


  • Titter or giggle.

    • ‘Oh how it so repulsed her, her father tee-heeing ever so loudly in the room next to hers.’
    • ‘As you would expect, the panellists tee-heed their way through a raft of horticultural phallic references.’
    • ‘I snickered, giggled and tee-heed all the way through.’
    • ‘Before we were ready to take the scene we had to put ropes up to keep back the uninvited audience which giggled and tee-heed and commented loudly throughout.’
    • ‘I laughed, giggled, tee-heed, and otherwise cackled out loud for a solid 2 minutes (at least) after reading the comic.’
    • ‘And because Guy never takes on the sources of bourgeois stereotypes, the tee-heeing journal entries seem like the exceptions that prove the rule; it's hard not to conclude that if this is the best Guy can come up with, maybe there's something to the stereotype, after all.’
    • ‘They were all giggling and tee-heeing like a bunch of 9th graders going to a dance with ants in their pants, he thought.’
    • ‘His exploration of human truths in this great story of love, the on-going aftermath of war, and the individual struggle to find what is true for one's self is timeless; that he uses sex as his basic premise is what draws us, tip-toeing and tee-heeing, to this work.’
    • ‘The rest of them tee-heed and giggled, then they all held hands and jumped.’
    • ‘He doesn't nudge and wink his way through, tee-heeing at the conventions of the genre.’
    • ‘He is back: ‘My favorite American expression is ‘fanny pack’,’ he tee-hees, undoing all his sterling work of the 73rd minute.’
    • ‘The more she giggled and tee-heed and scrubbed her hands together, the worse I felt.’
    • ‘At our weekly lunch date, Tuesday before last, I even tee-heed my close friend, Diane, who admitted she had gone looking in her yard for any sign of sprouting.’
    • ‘‘Usually they bet on big home scores, but today they were cautious,’ tee-heed the bookies, waving us home.’
    • ‘I'd always tee-heed at the notion of attending a fan convention.’
    chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, cackle, howl, roar, tee-hee, burst out laughing, hoot with laughter, roar with laughter, shake with laughter, be convulsed with laughter, dissolve into laughter, split one's sides, hold one's sides, be doubled up
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Middle English (as a verb): imitative.



/ˌtē ˈhē/