puke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v puke eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth "After drinking too much, the students vomited","He purged continuously","The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
    • n puke a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible "only a rotter would do that","kill the rat","throw the bum out","you cowardly little pukes!","the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
    • n puke the matter ejected in vomiting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Radford, VA you are not allowed to spit, loogie, puke or urinate on the streets.
    • n Puke A medicine that causes vomiting; an emetic; a vomit.
    • a Puke Of a color supposed to be between black and russet.☞ This color has by some been regarded as the same with puce; but Nares questions the identity.
    • v. t Puke To eject from the stomach; to vomit up.
    • v. i Puke To eject the contests of the stomach; to vomit; to spew. "The infant
      Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • puke To vomit; eject the contents of the stomach.
    • puke To sicken; be overcome with loathing.
    • puke To vomit; throw up; eject from the stomach: generally with up.
    • puke To cause to puke or vomit.
    • n puke Vomit; a vomiting; that which is vomited.
    • n puke An emetic.
    • n puke A disgusting person.
    • n puke [capitalized] An inhabitant of the State of Missouri.
    • puke Of a dark color, said to be reddish brown.
    • n puke A dark color between russet and black; puce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Puke pūk to spew, vomit: to sicken
    • n Puke vomit: an emetic
    • adj Puke pūk (Shak.) of a colour between black and russet: reddish-brown: puce
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. spucken, to spit, and E. spew,

Usage

In literature:

Drink till they puke again like christians.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
They struck Fleetwood with a curious reminder of the puking inexperienced, whom he had seen subsequently plunge suicidally.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Nearly makes a guy puke to think of it.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
The Yordases always have been manly boys; instead of puling, and puking, and picking this, that, and the other.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
In June we were defeated at Puke-te-kauere on the Waitara.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
One afternoon I came upon Dan, Baxter's son, puking in the bushes, not far from the tents.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
She knows if it was laudanum it would merely puke me.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
The suckling infant 'mewling and puking in its mother's arms.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Carlsham, orders of Admiral Puke respecting the defence of, ii.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
But befo' he could git its head wrung off it had done puked his own puke back on him.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Missouri, the Puke State.
"Key-Notes of American Liberty" by Various
Hodge Hode, like Eli, was a Puke, a Missourian.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It is Te Puke Tapu, famous in Maori history as the scene of a great battle.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
The very thought of the Irish members makes me puke.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Handy, and Doll Tripe the cook; but she puked with sitting backwards, so they mounted her into the coach-box.
"Old Roads and New Roads" by William Bodham Donne
Yesterday Patty was seized, and took a puke.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
Didn't the fellow say he saw him puking?
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
A mewling and puking infant under these conditions is a nuisance and must be brought up elsewhere.
"France" by Gordon Cochrane Home
The modern stomach pukes up that sort of thing.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
Twelue yards of fine puke blacke.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
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In poetry:

I puked up your greasy hair,
Ugly black whore;
You tried to unstring
My guitar.
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
But waked to delirious shadows on the door,
Found, while my stomach staggered with sour wine,
Green drunknenness creep on me like a vine,
And puked my passion on the bathroom floor.
"Hero" by Paul Engle

In news:

" This includes one woman who, after puking at her table, "boot and rallied.".
LSU loss makes Huskies' Sarkisian 'want to puke '.
Why Do I Want to Puke as You Eat.
The singer puked at the Arizona kick off of his Believe world tour on Saturday (Sept 29) but it wasn't nerves that caused The Biebs to vomit.
The Biebs is so wholesome that he puked from milk consumption.
Justin Bieber's Puking Incident Gets Weird Animation.
Pop Stars Puking To Their Own Music.
Shouldn't Justin Bieber Have Exited Stage Right Before Puking Everywhere.
At ease, front-row ticketholders: It is not real puke .
Will his excitement be dampened when he realizes he got second billing to the puke story.
Ah, Christmas letters: It's puking time.
The 'pukes' are right about fighting in hockey.
She puked, and kept going.
Black Lips Bring Their Genital-Exposing, Puke- Spewing Punk Rock to Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon (Q&A).
Getting whipped around on rickety wooden rides all day until I puke.
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