Gee and haw

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Gee and haw are voice commands for an animal to turn right or left, respectively.[1] Historically the terms are reported to have been relative to the driver,[2] so away or towards the driver respectively. The etymology of both words is unknown.


  1. ^ "Gee! Haw! Whoa! Me, the Devil and Rocky". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Gee". Webster's 1913. Retrieved 22 April 2018.