Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Quick; lively; pert.
  • To heave the stomach; retch, as in an effort to vomit. Also keckle.
  • Hence To feel or manifest strong disgust.
  • To act as if retching; arch the neck and protrude the head, as in the act of vomiting.
  • noun A retching or heaving of the stomach.
  • noun Same as kex
  • noun A plant having a hollow stem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare An effort to vomit; queasiness.
  • intransitive verb rare To heave or to retch, as in an effort to vomit.

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  • verb intransitive To retch or heave as if to vomit.
  • noun dialectal cow parsley

Etymologies

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Imitative

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Celtic

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