Definitions

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  • interj. The sound of a sneeze.

Etymologies

(onomatopoeia) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ( "If only we hadn't let our impressionable kids hear the word achoo at such a tender age, they never would have gotten caught up with that fast crowd!")

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • "If only we hadn’t let our impressionable kids hear the word achoo at such a tender age, they never would have gotten caught up with that fast crowd!"

    Why is Pharrell's sneeze getting bleeped? | EW.com

  • Opinion has been somewhat more divided about the actress's portrayal of a different single woman: Adelaide, the grippe-gripped perennial fiancée in "Guys and Dolls" who keeps saying "achoo" because her boyfriend won't say "I do."

    Life After 'Gilmore Girls': Egg Salad, Adelaide, and All

  • "For a normal flu, we say 'achoo', but for swine flu we say 'achoink," was another.

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  • All sneezes involve closed eyes, but I guess one could simply say "achoo" with one's eyes open.

    Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle

  • my new copy of the castanets' album first light's freeze arrived in the post. the asthmatic kitty logo is so adorable. and they also sent me a sampler, and it's called 'achoo' and it has kitties on the front. cute. i am almost as excited as the time i mail ordered a pipas cd and it came with a sweet little note from mark inside.

    fishnets and nail polish and cats and castanets

  • If the productive-consumer classes are to be tapped with Keynes and capped with pigovian carbon taxes a la Manciw will any resulting social environmental economic gains matter one whit when Iceland decides to achoo?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Anti-Mankiw!

  • Thanks, I say in Lithuanian, which sounds like achoo.

    Memory Wall

  • When your dog brings the tissue to you, say, “Good achoo!” and ask him to “Drop it.”

    30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog

  • While I highly recommend the print edition of the magazine for the simple reason that the format is handiest for reading in the bathroom, I also understand that there are people who eschew paper "eschew," pronounced "achoo," is an onomatopoeia for sneezing at something.

    Archive 2010-04-01

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