[ uhp-chuhk ]
/ ˈʌpˌtʃʌk /

verb (used with or without object) Informal.

to vomit.

Nearby words

  1. upburst,
  2. upc,
  3. upcard,
  4. upcast,
  5. upcharge,
  6. upcoming,
  7. upcountry,
  8. upcropping,
  9. upcycle,
  10. update

Origin of upchuck

First recorded in 1920–25; up- + chuck1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for upchuck

  • Here all the base materialism purged by the Islamists could upchuck ebulliently like a Disneyland-lit confetti-bomb blitz.

    What I Saw at the Revolution|Porochista Khakpour|February 11, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • One pound less and I'm afraid I'll upchuck that lovely lunch I just ate.

    The Galaxy Primes|Edward Elmer Smith

Word Origin and History for upchuck



"to vomit," by 1960, American English slang, from up + chuck (v.) "to throw."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper