spouwen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch spuwen, from Old Dutch *spīwan, *spiuwan, from Proto-Germanic *spīwaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

spouwen (past singular spouwde, past participle gespouwd)

  1. to spit
  2. to vomit

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The word has a more informal undertone than its etymological variants spuwen and spugen. While these two variants only mean "to spit", spouwen can also mean "to vomit".