yexing

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From yex +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

yexing

  1. present participle of yex

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ȝyxynge, ȝoxing, from Old English ġeoxung, ġeocsung, ġiscung (sobbing), from Old English ġiscian (to sob; sigh), equivalent to yex +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

yexing (plural yexings)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) a hiccup
    • 1714, Titus Lucretius Carus, ‎Thomas Creech, Of the Nature of Things: In Six Books - Volume 2:
      Frequent, convulsive Yexings, or Hickets.