Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To vomit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An alleged or imagined evil spirit who does mischief in a printing-house.
  • noun A familiar name of the raven, Corvus corax.

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

  • noun A name sometimes given to the raven.

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

  • verb slang To vomit.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative use of the name Ralph.]

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  • better even than 'fanny' as a common word. there's an obscene pleasure in piling such a meaning onto an innocent name.

    "watch out, man! I'm gonna ralph"

    August 24, 2009

  • What's it mean?

    August 24, 2009

  • "to pray to the porcelain god" (regurgitate)

    August 24, 2009

  • Thanks, telo! For better or for worse I have a list for this :-7

    August 24, 2009

  • Though, let it be said, fanny does not mean the same thing in the U.K./Australia as it does in the U.S.

    *found out the hard way*

    August 24, 2009

  • Mortgage lender indeed! I'm not putting my money in there.

    August 24, 2009

  • It's brilliant because it's onomatopoeic. Rrrr-alphph!

    August 25, 2009

  • True. That's also why Buick means the same thing.

    August 25, 2009

  • hee!

    August 25, 2009