Puke meaning

pyo͝ok
To vomit.
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The act of vomiting.
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Vomit.
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One regarded as disgusting or contemptible.
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(uncountable) Vomit.
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(countable) A drug that induces vomiting.
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(countable) A worthless, despicable person.
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(intransitive) To vomit; to throw up; to eject from the stomach.
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A fine grade of woolen cloth.

1599, William Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, ii.4

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A very dark, dull, brownish-red color.
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Origin of puke

  • Perhaps imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary