keck

keck

[kek]
verb (used without object)
1.
to retch; be nauseated.
2.
to feel or show disgust or strong dislike.

Origin:
1595–1605; perhaps akin to choke

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keck1 (kɛk)
 
vb
1.  to retch or feel nausea
2.  to feel or express disgust
 
[C17: of imitative origin]

keck2 (kɛk)
 
n
cow parsnip another name for cow parsley
 
[C17: from kex, which was mistaken as a plural (as if kecks)]

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keck
"to make a sound as if to vomit," 1530s, echoic.
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