parbreak

1 of 2

verb

obsolete
: vomit

parbreak

2 of 2

noun

obsolete
: vomit

Word History

Etymology

Verb

by folk etymology from older parbrake, from Middle English parbraken, from par- thoroughly (from Old French, from Latin per-, from per through) + braken to vomit; akin to Dutch braken to vomit, Old English brecan to break

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“Parbreak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parbreak. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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