Definition of puke in English:

puke

Syllabification: puke
Pronunciation: /pyo͞ok
 
/
informal

verb

Vomit: [no object]: I had eaten to the point of puking [with object]: he puked up his pizza
More example sentences
  • A few people were crying, and one girl was very sick and puking, but most people tried to stay calm.
  • And, oddly enough, I think the only reason I'm back up on the net tonight is because I woke up and coughed till I puked this morning.
  • I just remember feeling sick or actually puking up all the time.

noun

Back to top  
Vomit.
More example sentences
  • Then I was sick in the night, no puke but sick to my stomach and again I screamed to the black walls.
  • Oh, and there's the scene where the puppet spews a ridiculous amount of puke all over himself.
  • A faint odor of vomit hung in the air, the acrid taste of puke in my mouth.

Origin

late 16th century: probably imitative; first recorded as a verb in: “At first the infant, mewling, and puking in the nurse's arms,” in Shakespeare's As You Like It ( ii. vii. 144).

Derivatives

pukey

adjective
More example sentences
  • Ever since I came back after being away, my bedroom door has been squeaking horribly, which it didn't before, which was rather indiscreet when I was being pukey.
  • Speaking of bile, my friend James has been hawking his pukey drinks again.
  • I'm going to go in and if I start feeling pukey again I'll just come home early.

Definition of puke in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up