[burp] Informal.
a belch; eructation.
verb (used without object)
to belch; eruct.
verb (used with object)
to cause (a baby) to belch by patting its back, especially to relieve flatulence after feeding.

1930–35, Americanism; imitative

burpless, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To burping
World English Dictionary
burp (bɜːp)
1.  informal a belch
2.  informal (intr) to belch
3.  (tr) to cause (a baby) to burp to relieve flatulence after feeding
[C20: of imitative origin]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1932, n. and v., Amer. Eng., apparently imitative. The transitive sense of the verb is first recorded 1940.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

burp (bûrp)
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences for burping
The symptoms are purple pimples, smelly feet, a swollen eye, and uncontrollable burping.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature