- a belch; eructation.
- to belch; eruct.
- to cause (a baby) to belch by patting its back, especially to relieve flatulence after feeding.
Origin of burp
Examples from the Web for burp
Contemporary Examples of burp
Clinton is the original political rock star, and the media remain utterly captivated by his every burp, cough, and hiccup.Bill Clinton: Two-Edged Sword for President Obama
June 2, 2012
Every time I have burp or my body has an urge to slow down, I tell myself, there is no reason to slow down.Confessions of a Competitive Eater
July 3, 2011
He comes to power like Fidel Castro and enters Time magazine with a burp gun.Norman Mailer vs. Everyone
February 27, 2009
I can recommend strollers, changing tables, potties, burp cloths.When Did "Married Without Children" Become Gauche?
November 15, 2008
Historical Examples of burp
It was the pistol known as the "burp gun," that sprayed slugs like a hose.
Across the hall, Long Shadow's burp gun had made a fine mess.
"And I'll burp like a lady, if at all," Moira assured him cheerfully as they got ready to leave.Special Delivery
Damon Francis Knight
It was emitting a low steady gurgling sound and an occasional sputter or burp.Jubilation, U.S.A.
G. L. Vandenburg
The word "no" was on my lips, like a burp trying to come up, but it wouldn't come.Little Brother
- informal a belch
- (intr) informal to belch
- (tr) to cause (a baby) to burp to relieve flatulence after feeding
Word Origin for burp
Word Origin and History for burp
1932, noun and verb, American English, apparently imitative. The transitive sense of the verb is first recorded 1940. Related: Burped; burping. Burp gun attested from 1945.
- Noisy expulsion of gas from the stomach through the mouth.
- To expel gas from the stomach through the mouth.
- To cause a baby to expel gas from the stomach, as by patting the back after feeding.