Find the word definition

Crossword clues for puke

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The stuff was either rubbish, or twee, or so boring it made you want to puke.
▪ It makes you want to puke.
▪ It makes me want to puke, except I did enough of that last Saturday night!
▪ The stuff was either rubbish, or twee, or so boring it made you want to puke.
▪ It makes you want to puke.
▪ It makes me want to puke, except I did enough of that last Saturday night!
▪ He felt like he wanted to puke.
▪ I feel like I'm going to puke again.
▪ It smells like someone puked in here.
▪ Heather lay 011 her bunk and puked into the pail.
▪ It makes me want to puke, except I did enough of that last Saturday night!
▪ Plato would probably have puked at Williams' seeming materialism.
▪ Suddenly I start puking into the road, but nothing comes up except this slimy stuff.
▪ The horse-faced young man was still puking, though by now it was just dry heaves.
▪ The stuff was either rubbish, or twee, or so boring it made you want to puke.
▪ They puke with great accuracy and surprising range.
▪ When we say sick we mean puking.
▪ How much of my manhood is watery puke?
▪ Upstairs, Jack could lie down and think about puke and poison.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Puke \Puke\, n. A medicine that causes vomiting; an emetic; a vomit.


Puke \Puke\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Of a color supposed to be between black and russet.

Note: This color has by some been regarded as the same with puce; but Nares questions the identity.


Puke \Puke\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Puked; p. pr. & vb. n. Puking.] [Cf. G. spucken to spit, and E. spew.] To eject the contests of the stomach; to vomit; to spew.

The infant Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.


Puke \Puke\, v. t. To eject from the stomach; to vomit up.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1600, probably of imitative origin (compare German spucken "to spit," Latin spuere); first recorded in the "Seven Ages of Man" speech in Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Related: Puked; puking.\n


1737, "a medicine which excites vomiting;" 1966 as "material thrown up in vomiting," from puke (v.). U.S. colloquial meaning "native of Missouri" (1835) might be a different word, of unknown origin.\n\nIt is well known, that the inhabitants of the several western States are called by certain nicknames. Those of Michigan are called wolverines; of Indiana, hooshers; of Illinois, suckers; of Ohio, buckeyes; of Kentucky, corn-crackers; of Missouri pukes, &c. To call a person by his right nickname, is always taken in good part, and gives no offence; but nothing is more offensive than to mis-nickname
--that is, were you to call a hoosher a wolverine, his blood would be up in a moment, and he would immediately show fight.

[A.A. Parker, "Trip to the West and Texas," Concord, N.H., 1835]

\nBartlett (1859) has "A nickname for a native of Missouri" as the second sense of puke (n.), the first being "A mean, contemptible fellow." The association of the state nickname with the "vomit" word is at least from 1858, and folk etymology talks of the old state literally vomiting forth immigrants to California.

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) vomit. 2 (context countable English) A drug that induces vomiting. 3 (context countable English) A worthless, despicable person. vb. (context transitive and intransitive English) To vomit; to throw up; to eject from the stomach. Etymology 2

  1. 1 A fine grade of woolen cloth 2 A very dark, dull, brownish-red color.

  1. n. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]

  2. the matter ejected in vomiting [syn: vomit, vomitus]

  3. v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]

Puke (EP)

Puke is the debut EP by the Huntington Beach, California punk rock band Guttermouth, released in 1991 by Dr. Strange Records. It is currently out of print, however all of the tracks were re-issued on the CD re-release of the band's debut album Full Length LP a year later.


Pukë is a town and municipality in northern Albania. It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Gjegjan, Pukë, Qelëz, Qerret and Rrapë, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Pukë. The total population is 11,069 (2011 census), in a total area of 505.53 km. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 3,607. The local football club is called KS Tërbuni Pukë.

At 838 metres above sea level, the town is one of the highest in elevation in Albania and a well-known ski area. It is 150 km from Albania's capital, Tirana.

Puke (disambiguation)

Puke may refer to:

  • Vomiting
  • Puke (EP), the 1991 debut EP by American punk rock band Guttermouth
  • HSwMS Puke (19), a Psilander-class destroyer of the Royal Swedish Navy from 1940 to 1947
  • Mont Puke, the highest point of Polynesian French island territory Wallis and Futuna
  • Pukë District, a district in Albania
  • Pukë, a town in Albania
  • Te Puke, a town in New Zealand
  • Puke Lenden (born 1980), New Zealand professional basketball player
  • The ring name of former professional wrestler Darren Drozdov
  • "Puke," a song on the 2004 album Encore by American rapper Eminem

Usage examples of "puke".

Puke Te Kauere are backed by heavy forest, the immense kahikatea trees.

I have discussed in another chapter, the one thing I absolutely will not tolerate in my car is puking, regardless of whether or not the puker is a very close friend of the S.

Kirstie seemed finished puking, but experience taught a mom not to count on lucking into a solitary spew.

By five the next morning Bill Watson, assigned to narcotics for six whole days, was lying in the back yard puking happily, too wired to know he was drunk.

Decimus Junius Silanus, whom she had to admit Cato had summed up neatly as a puking ninny.

After which she had to deal with another of the men in her life: her husband, Decimus Junius Silanus, whom she had to admit Cato had summed up neatly as a puking ninny.

Meanwhile, the vomiter showed no signs of letting up, carrying onward, puking a forth, and then a fifth and sixth time.

Torn between satyriasis and sickness, between passion and puking, his nervous system would eventually revolt.

First he had thought he was going to puke, then he thought he might die, then he had found himself inside one of those kaleidoscopes, then they spent forever squatting on the bed and staring at each other to the tune of some kind of sci-fi flic music, during all of which the treacherous schlong which had gotten him into this mess in the first place remained limp as the proverbial wet noodle.

Dog-shit offshore rig puking your guts out over the side after eating a big sweet ham that the cooking steward had been screwing all month.

Red squill is a well used rat poison by folks with kids and pets to worry about because it only makes a kid, a cat, or a dog puke like hell.

Gary gives you any shit, ask him how long it took to clean the barf off the Octopus after letting a townie ride when his face was puke green.

I metamorphosized her from a Dead on Arrival overdose to a puking hysterical underdose, TURFED to Jeff Cohen.

He watched the occasional truck driver walking back out of the restaurant building, cradling a thermos of coffee or some carryout gut bomb from the choke and puke inside.

But the fucking stuff smells like vinegar and tastes like cat puke and the onliest one really liked it was Simon, so I never lifted any more of it.