Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Slang To vomit.

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  • v. To vomit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name sometimes given to the raven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alleged or imagined evil spirit who does mischief in a printing-house.
  • n. A familiar name of the raven, Corvus corax.

Etymologies

Imitative use of the personal name Ralph.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • hee!

    August 25, 2009

  • True. That's also why Buick means the same thing.

    August 25, 2009

  • It's brilliant because it's onomatopoeic. Rrrr-alphph!

    August 25, 2009

  • Mortgage lender indeed! I'm not putting my money in there.

    August 24, 2009

  • Though, let it be said, fanny does not mean the same thing in the U.K./Australia as it does in the U.S.
    *found out the hard way*

    August 24, 2009

  • Thanks, telo! For better or for worse I have a list for this :-7

    August 24, 2009

  • "to pray to the porcelain god" (regurgitate)

    August 24, 2009

  • What's it mean?

    August 24, 2009

  • better even than 'fanny' as a common word. there's an obscene pleasure in piling such a meaning onto an innocent name.

    "watch out, man! I'm gonna ralph"

    August 24, 2009