[ pyook ]
/ pyuk /

verb (used with or without object), puked, puk·ing. Slang.

to vomit.


  1. any food or drink that is repulsive.
  2. anything or anyone that is contemptible or worthless.

Origin of puke

First recorded in 1590–1600; perhaps imitative
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Examples from the Web for puke

  • Raoul heard the Puke suck in a deep breath through his missing front teeth.

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British Dictionary definitions for puke


/ (pjuːk) slang /


to vomit


the act of vomiting
the matter vomited

Word Origin for puke

C16: probably of imitative origin; compare German spucken to spit
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