The act of vomiting.
One regarded as disgusting or contemptible.
A fine grade of woolen cloth.
1599, William Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, ii.4
A very dark, dull, brownish-red color.
Origin of puke
1581, first mention is the derivative pukishness (“the tendency to be sick frequently"). In 1600, "to spit up, regurgitate", recorded in the Seven Ages of Man speech in Shakespeare's As You Like It. Perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *pukanÄ… (“to spit, puff"), from Proto-Indo-European *beu- (“to blow, swell"). If so, then cognate with German fauchen (“to hiss, spit"). Compare also Dutch spugen (“to spit, spit up"), German spucken (“to spit, puke, throw up"), Old English spÄ«wan (“to vomit, spit"). More at spew.