verb (used without object), hic·cuped or hic·cupped, hic·cup·ing or hic·cup·ping.
Origin of hiccup
Related Words for hiccoughsingultus
Examples from the Web for hiccough
Historical Examples of hiccough
She had a hiccough and drops of blood oozed from the corners of her mouth.L'Assommoir
Ernest turned a chuckle into a hiccough and followed Roger over to the well.The Forbidden Trail
From across the room sounded a hiccough that ended in a dry hacking cough.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
He say, "Again mon frien' ees wrong;O-u-g-h is 'up' In hiccough."The Book of Humorous Verse
Hiccough is quite frequent in hysteria in girls, but it is of no consequence.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
verb -cups, -cuping, -cuped, -cups, -cupping, -cupped, -coughs, -coughing or -coughed
Word Origin for hiccup
1620s, variant of hiccup (q.v.) by mistaken association with cough.
1580s; see hiccup (n.).
1570s, hickop, earlier hicket, hyckock, "a word meant to imitate the sound produced by the convulsion of the diaphragm" [Abram Smythe Farmer, "Folk-Etymology," London, 1882]. Cf. French hoquet, Danish hikke, etc. Modern spelling first recorded 1788; An Old English word for it was ælfsogoða, so called because hiccups were thought to be caused by elves.