husstenhasstencaffincoffintussemtossemdamandamnacosaghcusaghhobixhatouxpeswchbechoscashlcarcarcaract

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EtymologyEdit

A coinage from Finnegans Wake author James Joyce said to represent a cough. The word is a hybrid of words in many languages that relate to coughing.

InterjectionEdit

husstenhasstencaffincoffintussemtossemdamandamnacosaghcusaghhobixhatouxpeswchbechoscashlcarcarcaract

  1. (nonce word) A sound representing a cough.
    • 1939, James Joyce, Finnegans Wake
      — I apologuise, Shaun began, but I would rather spinooze you one from the grimm gests of Jacko and Esaup, fable one, feeble too. Let us here consider the casus, my dear little cousis (husstenhasstencaffincoffintussemtossemdamandamnacosaghcusaghhobixhatouxpeswchbechoscashlcarcarcaract) of the Ondt and the Gracehoper.
Last modified on 12 July 2013, at 10:11