hiccough

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Usage notes[edit]

hiccough is a later spelling, and an example of folk etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɪkəp/, /ˈhɪkʌp/
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Noun[edit]

hiccough ‎(plural hiccoughs)

  1. Alternative spelling of hiccup

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Verb[edit]

hiccough ‎(third-person singular simple present hiccoughs, present participle hiccoughing, simple past and past participle hiccoughed)

  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of hiccup
    • 1899, Knut Hamsun, Hunger, translated by George Egerton, Part II, page 87
      I sat there, with tears in my eyes, and hiccoughed for breath, quite beside myself with feverish merriment.

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