Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of hiccup.
  • n. The condition of having the spasms of hiccupping.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hiccup.

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Examples

  • Earlier, bulls could shrug off weaker U.S. economic readings as the product of short-term hiccups caused by turbulence this year in the Middle East and Japan.

    DJIA Extends Losing Streak

  • After making his debut with OutKast in 1994 at age 19, Big Boi drops his first proper solo disc Tuesday, after a few years of label hiccups kept it in cold storage.

    Album review: Big Boi, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty"

  • While it would be a mistake to overemphasize short-term hiccups, CVS has yet to show the combination is more than the sum of the parts.

    CVS Deal Comes With Risk

  • A pair of brain hiccups almost cost the Avalanche two goals

    USATODAY.com - The Avalanche can play defense too

  • "The potential short-term hiccups are the kind of disruption that the economy can easily absorb."

  • But Matt Christian, a senior director at the brokerage, said the increase is somewhat misleading, reflecting only "short-term hiccups as tenants move in and out."

    The Seattle Times

  • There are a number of potential short-term hiccups coming for both its top and bottom lines, and some serious long-term competition coming from names you know.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • So we think that there's upside from that, may be some near-term hiccups as people kind of transition their currency to Facebook credit.

    Electronic Arts Q2 2011 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha

  • Quick fixes from the Obama camp will provide short term hiccups, which the sheeple will of course stupidly applaud and rejoice in, but overall, the graph during Obama's presidency economically speaking will steadily descend.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • An analysis by ETIG of the various stock market reactions following blasts and shootouts over the past 15 years reveals that the market has more often than not closed on a positive note, proving its legendary ability in discounting short-term hiccups to look at India†™ s longer-term growth potential.

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  • I think hiccups are funny. And the word too.

    May 3, 2008