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verb (used with or without object) Informal.
  1. to vomit.

Origin of upchuck

First recorded in 1920–25; up- + chuck1
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  • One pound less and I'm afraid I'll upchuck that lovely lunch I just ate.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

Word Origin and History for upchuck


"to vomit," by 1960, American English slang, from up + chuck (v.) "to throw."

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