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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘hiccup’.

Hiccup
Variant(s):
also hic·cough \ˈhi-(ˌ)kəp\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
imitative
Date:
circa 1580

1: a spasmodic inhalation with closure of the glottis accompanied by a peculiar sound
2: an attack of —usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction
3 a: a slight irregularity, error, or malfunction <a few hiccups in the computer system> b: a usually minor and short-lived interruption or disruption, or change <a hiccup in the stock market>


hiccup. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hiccup
 
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