verb (used without object), hic·cuped or hic·cupped, hic·cup·ing or hic·cup·ping.
- hic et nunc,
- hic et ubique,
- hic jacet,
- hic requiescit in pace,
- hick-joint pointing,
Origin of hiccup
Examples from the Web for hiccuping
The reprobate ended his boastful confession with another burst of hiccuping, and Staniford helplessly laughed.The Lady of the Aroostook|William Dean Howells
And with an utmost effort, he broke into a fine imitation of a hiccuping laugh.Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
"T-a-s-t-e and s-e-e," cried the man who had fallen down, hiccuping.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)|James Athearn Jones
Classon poured the last of the Burgundy into a tumbler, and drank it off, and hiccuping out, "I'll haste me to the Capitol!"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles James Lever
So he basked and smoked and drank his ale, retelling the ancient stories, and hiccuping forth the ancient sermons.A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
verb -cups, -cuping, -cuped, -cups, -cupping, -cupped, -coughs, -coughing or -coughed
Word Origin for hiccup
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.