noun Anatomy, Zoology.
verb (used with object)
Origin of throat
British Dictionary definitions for lump in one's throat
- that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
- the front part of the neck
Word Origin for throat
Word Origin and History for lump in one's throat
Old English þrote (implied in þrotbolla "the Adam's apple, larynx," literally "throat boll"), related to þrutian "to swell," from Proto-Germanic *thrut- (cf. Old High German drozza, German Drossel, Old Saxon strota, Middle Dutch strote, Dutch strot "throat"), perhaps from PIE *trud- (cf. Old English þrutian "to swell," Old Norse þrutna "to swell").
The notion is of "the swollen part" of the neck. Italian strozza "throat," strozzare "to strangle" are Germanic loan-words. College slang for "competitive student" is 1970s, from cutthroat.
Medicine definitions for lump in one's throat
Idioms and Phrases with lump in one's throat (1 of 2)
lump in one's throat
A feeling of constriction in the throat caused by emotion, as in The bride's mother had a lump in her throat. This expression likens the sense of a physical swelling to the tight sensation caused by strong feelings. [Mid-1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with lump in one's throat (2 of 2)
see at each other's throats; cut someone's throat; frog in one's throat; jump down someone's throat; lump in one's throat; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick in one's craw (throat).