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ralph

[ralf] /rælf/
verb (used without object), Slang.
1.
to vomit.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; apparently of expressive orig.

Ralph

[ralf or, esp. British, reyf, rahf, rahlf] /rælf or, esp. British, reɪf, rɑf, rɑlf/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Old Norse words meaning “counsel” and “wolf.”.
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  • ralph, who has been smoking nonstop, is becoming seriously unhinged.
Word Origin and History for ralph

Ralph

masc. proper name, shortened from Radulf, from Old Norse Raðulfr (Old English Rædwulf), literally "wolf-counsel," from rað "counsel" (see read (n.)) + ulfr "wolf" (see wolf (n.)). The Century Dictionary also lists it as English printers' slang for "An alleged or imagined evil spirit who does mischief in a printing house."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ralph

verb

(also Ralph or ralph up or rolf ) To vomit; barf: He ralphs up the downers and the quarts of beer

[1967+ Teenagers; probably echoic]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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