burp

[ burp ]
/ bɜrp /
Informal.

noun

a belch; eructation.

verb (used without object)

to belch; eruct.

verb (used with object)

to cause (a baby) to belch by patting its back, especially to relieve flatulence after feeding.

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Origin of burp

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM burp

burpless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for burp

burp
/ (bɜːp) /

noun

informal a belch

verb

(intr) informal to belch
(tr) to cause (a baby) to burp to relieve flatulence after feeding

Word Origin for burp

C20: of imitative origin
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Medical definitions for burp

burp
[ bûrp ]

n.

Noisy expulsion of gas from the stomach through the mouth.

v.

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.
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