puke

[pyook]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), puked, puking. Slang.
1.
to vomit.
noun
3.
a.
any food or drink that is repulsive.
b.
anything or anyone that is contemptible or worthless.

Origin:
1590–1600; perhaps imitative

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puke (pjuːk)
 
vb
1.  to vomit
 
n
2.  the act of vomiting
3.  the matter vomited
 
[C16: probably of imitative origin; compare German spucken to spit]

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Word Origin & History

puke
1600, probably of imitative origin (cf. Ger. spucken "to spit," L. spuere); first recorded in the "Seven Ages of Man" speech in Shakespeare's "As You Like It." The noun meaning "material thrown up in vomiting" is from 1961.
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Slang Dictionary

puke definition


  1. in.
    to vomit. : I thought I would puke when I smelled it.
  2. n.
    vomit. : Tod put a big hunk of fake plastic puke on the teacher's desk.
  3. n.
    a totally disgusting and obnoxious person. (Rude and derogatory.) : What an ugly puke. Make him leave! Make him handsome!
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Example sentences
It's much harder to laugh off a nasty remark when you lack job security or the face by your name is puke-green or sickly purple.
Government-funded researchers are building a flashlight that makes people puke on command.
From barnacles that hijack crabs to a protozoan that makes rodents cozy up to cats, parasites do a lot more than make you puke.
She would arrive early and puke in the parking lot, then go to work.
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