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burp

[burp] /bɜrp/
noun
1.
a belch; eructation.
verb (used without object)
2.
to belch; eruct.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause (a baby) to belch by patting its back, especially to relieve flatulence after feeding.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism; imitative
Related forms
burpless, adjective
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Examples for burping
  • The symptoms are purple pimples, smelly feet, a swollen eye, and uncontrollable burping.
British Dictionary definitions for burping

burp

/bɜːp/
noun
1.
(informal) a belch
verb
2.
(intransitive) (informal) to belch
3.
(transitive) to cause (a baby) to burp to relieve flatulence after feeding
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for burping

burp

1932, noun and verb, American English, apparently imitative. The transitive sense of the verb is first recorded 1940. Related: Burped; burping. Burp gun attested from 1945.

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burping in Medicine

burp (bûrp)
n.
Noisy expulsion of gas from the stomach through the mouth. v. burped, burp·ing, burps

  1. To expel gas from the stomach through the mouth.

  2. To cause a baby to expel gas from the stomach, as by patting the back after feeding.

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Slang definitions & phrases for burping

burp

noun

A belch, esp a gentle one

verb
  1. : She burped thrice and smiled
  2. To cause a baby to belch, esp by holding it over the shoulder and patting its back (1930s+)

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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