Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To hiccup.
  • noun A hiccup.

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

  • intransitive verb Obs. or Prov. Eng. To hiccough.
  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. A hiccough.

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

  • verb archaic Hiccup.
  • verb archaic Belch or burp.

Etymologies

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From Middle English yexen, yixen, yesken, from Old English ġeocsian, ġiscian ("to hiccup"), from Proto-Germanic *giskōnan (“to yawn”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵeys- (“gaping, cracked”). Cognate with Middle Low German gischen ("to sob, sigh"), Middle High German geschen, gischen ("to yawn, gape").

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  • yex hiccup, sob (how yexing)

    December 27, 2006

  • © whichbe (Thanks, WordiePRO!)

    December 16, 2008