gurge

[ gurj ]
/ gɜrdʒ /
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noun, plural gur·ges [gur-jeez] /ˈgɜr dʒiz/.

a whirlpool.
Also gorge. Also called whirlpool. Heraldry. a charge covering the entire field of an escutcheon and having the form either of a spirallike scroll or of a number of concentric rings, the whole field having two tinctures.

verb (used without object), gurged, gurg·ing.

to swirl like a whirlpool.

Nearby words

  1. gupta,
  2. gur,
  3. gurdjieff,
  4. gurdjieff, george ivanovich,
  5. gurdwara,
  6. gurges,
  7. gurgitation,
  8. gurgle,
  9. gurglet,
  10. gurgling rale

Origin of gurge

First recorded in 1515–25, gurge is from the Latin word gurges whirlpool

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Word Origin and History for gurges

gurges

n.

1660s, from Latin gurges, literally "whirlpool" (see regurgitation).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper