Definition of ralph in English:

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ralph

Pronunciation: /ralf/

verb

[no object] informal, chiefly North American
Vomit.
Example sentences
  • I feel like ralphing in the trash barrel outside Mr. Toad's Wild Ride instead.
  • My head was killing me, and I felt like I was going to ralph any second.
  • Often I'd have to lean over the edge of the cot and ralph.

Origin

1960s: origin uncertain; apparently a use of the male given name Ralph, but perhaps imitative.

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Syllabification: ralph

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