Definition of bolk in English:

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bolk

Pronunciation: /bōk/
archaic or dialect

verb

[no object]
1Belch.
Example sentences
  • And the other belloweth with his muzzle straight out before him, bolking and rattling in the throat.
  • Young devils bolking out a false philosophie.
  • If it come of cold humours, the ache is less with grief of head, with swelling and paleness of face with sour bolking and unsavouriness of the mouth.
1.1Vomit.
Example sentences
  • Morag goes a funny colour and starts bolking.
  • What about those two farts from Colin Dow's uncle? Smelled like death. Half the stand was bolking.
  • My husband gutted a fish nearly 2 weeks ago and just threw in the bin. I was bolking putting it out this morning.

noun

1A belch.
Example sentences
  • He bigan benedicite with a bolk.
1.1An attack of vomiting.
Example sentences
  • She has nothing left inside so its just a dry bolk.
  • I did feel better after a boak which I refuse to clean up.
  • The flashing lights from ShockWave sent her off for a boak behind the rides.

Origin

Middle English bolke; related to German bolken 'roar, bawl' and Dutch bulken 'bellow'. Compare with belch.

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Syllabification: bolk

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