vurp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of vomit +‎ burp

Noun[edit]

vurp (plural vurps)

  1. (slang) A belch where a small amount of stomach acid is brought up into the mouth, creating a taste similar to that of vomit.
    • 1999 January 20, User455673, “Re: Jets set new post season record!”, in alt.sports.football.pro.ne-patriots, Usenet[1]:
      BTW, dry toast is the rule for a major case of the "vurps " . <g>
    • 2000 August 18, SilverBullet, “Al Gore: I Am My Own Man...”, in alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater, Usenet[2]:
      Gore can't even change the inflection in his voice without sounding like someone trying to talk and hold a vurp back at the same time.
    • 2001 April 14, Mike Kim, “Re: 3 way component sets”, in rec.audio.car, Usenet[3]:
      well i don't know. for instance, i'd rather smell a burp rather than a fart, unless, it happened to be a very bad burp (or even worse, a vurp).
    • 2012 October 29, Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly as Vanellope von Schweetz and Wreck-It Ralph, Wreck-It Ralph:
      Vannellope: And now... Now I think I'm going to puke, actually. I mean, I think I might puke. You know, like a "vurp."
      Ralph: A what?
      Vannellope: Vomit and a burp together, and you can taste it, and it's like just like rising up... Oh, this is so exciting!

Verb[edit]

vurp (third-person singular simple present vurps, present participle vurping, simple past and past participle vurped)

  1. (slang) To experience a combination of burping and vomiting.
    • 2005, Nancy N. Rue, ’Nama Beach High Book 4: Totally Unfair, Zondervan, →ISBN, page 32:
      “If Laurie gets two sundaes, then I get two,” Bonnie said. [] ¶ “You’ll vurp,” I said. ¶ “What’s vurp?” Her brows knotted suspiciously. ¶ “It’s when you burp, only you almost vomit.” ¶ [] ¶ “It’s a Celeste-ism,” I said.
    • 2007, Melissa Walker, Violet on the Runway, Berkley Books, →ISBN, page 26:
      She heads into the kitchen to pour a glass of the all-American drink [milk] for our all-American athlete. The scene is enough to make me want to vurp. How did I end up the lone monster in a family that belongs on a porcelain Christmas plate?
    • 2009, Don Calame, Swim the Fly, Candlewick Press, →ISBN, page 39:
      I took some meat loaf and mashed potatoes even though I wasn’t hungry. [] I’m regretting it now as I ride my mountain bike, vurping onions and garlic and hard-boiled egg.

References[edit]

  • “vurp” in Xin-An Lu and David W. Graf Jr., A Concise Collection of College Students’ Slang, iUniverse (2004), page 106.