Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

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

    November 30, 2010

  • Does this rhyme with yolk?

    November 30, 2010

  • Or might it rhyme with folk?

    November 30, 2010

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

    November 30, 2010

  • *adds to list*

    November 30, 2010