Nearby words

  1. forgot,
  2. forgotten,
  3. forgotten man,
  4. forint,
  5. forjudge,
  6. fork luncheon,
  7. fork out,
  8. fork over,
  9. fork-lift truck,
  10. fork-tender

Origin of fork

before 1000; Middle English forke, Old English forca < Latin furca fork, gallows, yoke

Related formsfork·less, adjectivefork·like, adjectiveun·fork, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for fork out

fork out

fork over or fork up

verb

(adverb) slang to pay (money, goods, etc), esp with reluctance

fork

/ (fɔːk) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsforkful, noun

Word Origin for fork

Old English forca, from Latin furca

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Word Origin and History for fork out
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