Origin of RalphOld Norse Rathulfr (akin to Old English Rædwulf) from rath, counsel (for Indo-European base see read) + ulfr, wolf
intransitive verbralphed, ralph·ing, ralphs Slang
Origin of ralphImitative use of the name Ralph
(third-person singular simple present ralphs, present participle ralphing, simple past and past participle ralphed)
- (slang) To vomit.
- A male given name.
- A patronymic surname.
From Proto-Germanic *RÄ“dawulfaz, brought to England first in the Old Norse (RÃ¡Ã°Ãºlfr), then in the Norman form.