• IPA: /ˈhɪkəp/, /ˈhɪkʌp/

hiccough (plural hiccoughs)

  1. Alternative spelling of hiccup

hiccough (hiccoughs, present participle hiccoughing; past and past participle hiccoughed)

  1. (dated) Alternative spelling of hiccup
    • 1899, Knut Hamsun, “Part II”, in George Egerton [pseudonym; Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright], transl., Hunger: Translated from the Norwegian, London: Leonard Smithers and Co. […], OCLC 560168646 ↗; republished New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, October 1920 (December 1920 printing), OCLC 189563 ↗, page 76 ↗:
      I sat there, with tears in my eyes, and hiccoughed for breath, quite beside myself with feverish merriment.

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