Origin of neighMiddle English neyen from Old English hnægan, akin to Middle Dutch neyen, of echoic origin, originally
intransitive verbneighed, neigh·ing, neighs
Origin of neighFrom Middle English neighen to neigh from Old English hnǣgan probably of imitative origin
(third-person singular simple present neighs, present participle neighing, simple past and past participle neighed)
- (of a horse) to make its cry
- to make a sound similar to a horses' cry
- This fake laughter sounds like a horse neighing.