from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To belch.
  • v. To vomit; retch.
  • v. To heave.
  • v. To gush out.
  • v. To belch out; give vent to; ejaculate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To belch.
  • To vomit; retch.
  • To heave.
  • To gush out.
  • To belch out; give vent to; ejaculate.


From Middle English bolken, balken ("to vomit, overflow"), from Old English bealcan ("to belch, utter, bring up, sputter out, pour out, give forth, emit, come forth"), from Proto-Germanic *belkanan (“to belch”). Cognate with Dutch balken & bulken ("to bellow"), German bölken ("to roar"). See also belch. (Wiktionary)



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  • *adds to list*

    November 30, 2010

  • The Century Dictionary is all over this one like a bad rash.

    November 30, 2010

  • Or might it rhyme with folk?

    November 30, 2010

  • Does this rhyme with yolk?

    November 30, 2010

  • Doesn't have the delightful ring to it that hork does.

    November 30, 2010