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No hits on Google in this sense. Possibly an interjection. Google Print gives many hits, some as a verb. Warning: some are typos/scanning errors for "back". — Paul G 14:56, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Moved from rfd[edit]

There are no hits on Google for "gack a hairball" or "gack hairballs" as continuous text, so this is unlikely to be a transitive verb. An interjection, perhaps, as in the sound made by a person or animal who is choking, gagging or regurgitating. There you go - I've just written a definition for it :) But I doubt it's a transitive verb. Can anyone provide evidence? — Paul G 16:34, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

If it's a word that needs fixing, put it in rfc, not rfd. Evidence of the sense (but not in that part of speech) via Google Print: [1], [2], —Muke Tever 18:53, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for pointing out this resource - it looks very useful. Just what we need here for determining the legitimacy of words. Moving this to rfc. — Paul G 14:52, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
  • So! there is one perfectly good citation at Google Print. Instead of putting an RFC notice it would make me happier if you just copy and pasted the quotation directly on the article page with all the appropriate source identifications. If you can do the heavy work of tracking down the attestation please finish off the research. Eclecticology 06:12:04, 2005-09-07 (UTC)
    • Seconded (see, we do agree from time to time :-). However, deleting a page because the citations had been found but not properly recorded, would be throwing out the baby with the bathwater. -dmh 03:28, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
    • No it's more like giving a failing grade on a term paper for not providing references. Eclecticology 04:39, 17 September 2005 (UTC)
      • Yeah, they'd be just the same if a Wiktionary article were anything like a term paper and anyone had asked you to assign grades. -dmh 03:41, 20 September 2005 (UTC)

Back and Gacked -- cd by Gang Green[edit]

I am new to the Wiktionary so I don't know how or if this should appear in the article; there appears to be some lack of etymology; this cd was produced by Gang Green in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1980s or 1990s. --McTrixie 06:19, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

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Transitive Verb[edit]

  1. To regurgitate a hairball.

RFV discussion: gack[edit]

Moved from rfd. Eclecticology 16:43, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Hunted up a few quotations out of GP. I couldn't find any of the sense being disputed (a verb, meaning to cough up a hairball) but there were several of it as an interjection (repeated up to three times) representing making the sound of this action, and a couple hits for a verb meaning to make a similar noise. So I added some senses as supported by the quotations, even though I didn't find evidence for the disputed sense. —Muke Tever 21:23, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
There also seems to be a poker sense, roughly "to fold a winning hand", and a couple of senses of "gacked out" (grossed out, and something like out of one's mind on drugs). I haven't taken time to chase these down, but as long as the article itself is in, this can wait. -dmh 14:34, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Lot's o Gack definitions