verb (used without object), hic·cuped or hic·cupped, hic·cup·ing or hic·cup·ping.
Origin of hiccup
Related Words for hiccuppedemit, gush, ventilate, repeat, disgorge, erupt, vomit, discharge, eruct, hiccup, irrupt, vent, eject, expel, spew, hurl, explode, burp, belch, eructate
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Contemporary Examples of hiccupped
Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot is namedropped on page 49 in a hiccupped discussion of chaos theory.Gloria Vanderbilt Gets Kinky
June 23, 2009
Historical Examples of hiccupped
Korsakov giggled, belched, hiccupped and finished his drink.Shock Absorber
E.G. von Wald
The drunken Man staggered to his feet, and hiccupped vehemently.
"Fleeting and singing, and singing and fleeting," hiccupped Bhairon.
"No, we can't stand that," hiccupped Smith, scarcely able to keep his legs.Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III)
W. Harrison Ainsworth
For answer Tom Rochford pressed his hand to his breastbone and hiccupped.Ulysses
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.