- to vomit.
Origin of ralph
- a male given name: from Old Norse words meaning “counsel” and “wolf.”
Examples from the Web for ralph
One of the three, Ralph Goodwin, is said to have drowned while swimming at a beach outside Havana.Cuba Protects America’s Most Wanted
December 18, 2014
The Ralph Retort, a paragon of ethical journalism websites, decided to make crowdsourcing stuff to discredit me into a project.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up
November 17, 2014
He confesses that if time permits, he wants to see the Ralph Macchio panel on the 30th anniversary of Karate Kid.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con
October 14, 2014
Sometimes the wishful thinking was done by well-known individuals—the Dalai Lama and Ralph Bunche.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize
P. J. O’Rourke
October 11, 2014
Ralph Ellison was useful on this: “Can a people,” he asked, “live and develop for over three hundred years simply by reacting?”You Can’t ‘Steal’ a Culture: In Defense of Cultural Appropriation
July 15, 2014
All these discoveries were now related to Ralph, circumstantially, and in detail.
It was not like it; but it was Ralph who spoke, and so he said.
Her face was hidden from his view, but Ralph could see that she was weeping.
Ralph looked as if he did not quite understand the observation.
Then Ralph whispered, "We know it was only a myth, don't we?"Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
Word Origin and History for ralph
masc. proper name, shortened from Radulf, from Old Norse Raðulfr (Old English Rædwulf), literally "wolf-counsel," from rað "counsel" (see read (n.)) + ulfr "wolf" (see wolf (n.)). The Century Dictionary also lists it as English printers' slang for "An alleged or imagined evil spirit who does mischief in a printing house."