Last modified on 27 July 2014, at 16:26
See also: puķe and puķē

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Etymology 1Edit

1581, first mention is the derivative pukishness (the tendency to be sick frequently). In 1600, "to spit up, regurgitate", recorded in the Seven Ages of Man speech in Shakespeare's As You Like It. Perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *pukaną (to spit, puff), from Proto-Indo-European *beu- (to blow, swell). If so, then cognate with German fauchen (to hiss, spit). Compare also Dutch spugen (to spit, spit up), German spucken (to spit, puke, throw up), Old English spīwan (to vomit, spit). More at spew.

NounEdit

puke (countable and uncountable, plural pukes)

  1. (uncountable) vomit.
    • 2007, The Guardian, The Guardian Science blog, "The latest in the war on terror: the puke saber"
      the puke saber [...] pulses light over rapidly changing wavelengths, apparently inducing "disorientation, nausea and even vomiting"
  2. (countable) A drug that induces vomiting.
  3. (countable) A worthless, despicable person.
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puke (third-person singular simple present pukes, present participle puking, simple past and past participle puked)

  1. (transitive and intransitive) To vomit; to throw up; to eject from the stomach.
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Etymology 2Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

puke (not comparable)

  1. A fine grade of woolen cloth
    1599, William Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, ii.4
    • Puke-stocking caddis garter
  2. A very dark, dull, brownish-red color.

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  • wollencloth: Word Detective
  • The Universal Dictionary of English, 1896, 4 vols: "Of a dark colour, said to be between black and russet."

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English book.

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NounEdit

puke

  1. book

ReferencesEdit

  • Hawaiian Dictionary, by Pukui and Elbert

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian (compare Fijian buke, Hiligaynon bukid (mountain), Indonesian bukit, Malay bukit, Waray-Waray bukid (mountain)).

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puke

  1. hill

TagalogEdit

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puke

  1. vagina, female reproductive system.

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