verb[no object] informal
Feel as if one is about to vomit; retch: he stood there almost kecking from disgust
More example sentences
- He did appreciate the chickens again, though not to the point of kecking, and thought that any farm animal that made noise (notably a turkey and some pigs) was amusing.
- There's no reason to believe the president has any inclination to stop him from kecking up his verbal bile all over the office carpets again.
- I was actually kecking with him!
Early 17th century: imitative.
Words that rhyme with keckbeck, bedeck, check, cheque, Chiang Kai-shek, crosscheck, Czech, deck, dreck, exec, fleck, heck, hitech, lek, neck, peck, Québec, rec, reck, sec, sneck, spec, speck, spot-check, tec, tech, Toulouse-Lautrec, trek, wreck
Early 17th century: from earlier dialect kex (perhaps of Celtic origin), interpreted as plural.
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