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Webster 1913 Edition


Puke

Puke

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Puked
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Puking
.]
[Cf. G.
spucken
to spit, and E.
spew
.]
To eject the contests of the stomach; to vomit; to spew.
The infant
Mewling and
puking
in the nurse’s arms.
Shakespeare

Puke

,
Verb.
T.
To eject from the stomach; to vomit up.

Puke

,
Noun.
A medicine that causes vomiting; an emetic; a vomit.

Puke

,
Adj.
[Etymol. uncertain.]
Of a color supposed to be between black and russet.
Shak.
☞ This color has by some been regarded as the same with puce; but Nares questions the identity.

Webster 1828 Edition


Puke

PUKE

,
Verb.
I.
[Heb. to evacuate, to empty; L. vacuo; to burst forth; L. spuo, for spuco,with a prefix. The radical sense is to throw or drive.] To vomit; to eject from the stomach.

PUKE

,
Noun.
A vomit; a medicine which excites vomiting.

PUKE

,
Adj.
Of a color between black and russet.

Definition 2021


puke

puke

See also: pūkè, puķe, and puķē

English

Noun

puke (countable and uncountable, plural pukes)

  1. (uncountable) vomit.
    • 2007, The Guardian, The Guardian Science blog, "The latest in the war on terror: the puke saber"
      the puke saber [...] pulses light over rapidly changing wavelengths, apparently inducing "disorientation, nausea and even vomiting"
  2. (countable) A drug that induces vomiting.
  3. (countable) A worthless, despicable person.
Synonyms
  • See Wikisaurus:vomit
  • (person) rotter
Translations

Verb

puke (third-person singular simple present pukes, present participle puking, simple past and past participle puked)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To vomit; to throw up; to eject from the stomach.
  2. (intransitive, finance, slang) To sell securities or investments at a loss, often under duress or pressure, in order to satisfy liquidity or margin requirements, or out of a desire to exit a deteriorating market.
Synonyms
  • See Wikisaurus:regurgitate
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Adjective

puke (not comparable)

  1. A fine grade of woolen cloth
    1599, William Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, ii.4
    Puke-stocking caddis garter
  2. A very dark, dull, brownish-red color.

References

  • wollencloth: Word Detective
  • The Universal Dictionary of English, 1896, 4 vols: "Of a dark colour, said to be between black and russet."

Hawaiian

Etymology

Borrowing from English book, from Middle English book, from Old English bōc, from Proto-Germanic *bōks (beech, book), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵos (beech).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpu.ke/

Noun

puke

  1. book

References

  • Hawaiian Dictionary, by Pukui and Elbert

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian (compare Fijian buke, Hiligaynon bukid (mountain), Indonesian bukit, Malay bukit, Waray-Waray bukid (mountain)).

Noun

puke

  1. hill

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse púki, from Proto-Germanic *pūkô.

Noun

pūke m

  1. devil, demon

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: puke, skråpuk

Tagalog

Noun

puke

  1. ****, female reproductive system.

Synonyms