upchuck

verb

up·​chuck ˈəp-ˌchək How to pronounce upchuck (audio)
upchucked; upchucking; upchucks
: vomit

Example Sentences

The dog upchucked the food. I felt like I was about to upchuck.
Recent Examples on the Web But there are also far more lurid definitions in common parlance: Ralphing means upchucking from drink, boufing is ingesting alcohol anally (not kidding here, look it up), and the triangle is a three-way consisting of two men and one woman. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2018 But there are also far more lurid definitions in common parlance: Ralphing means upchucking from drink, boufing is ingesting alcohol anally (not kidding here, look it up), and the triangle is a three-way consisting of two men and one woman. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2018 The kids can’t seem to help upchucking on you and whining. Amy Tara Koch, The Seattle Times, 25 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upchuck was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Upchuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upchuck. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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