Definition of Hiccups

1. Noun. (plural of hiccup) ¹



2. Noun. (''usually with'' '''the''') The condition of having the spasms of hiccupping. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of hiccup) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hiccups

1. hiccup [v] - See also: hiccup

Medical Definition of Hiccups

1. Spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm that are involuntary and often rhythmic. Usually just a minor nuisance, prolonged hiccups can become a major problem. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hiccups

hiccatee
hiccatees
hiccory
hiccough
hiccough nut
hiccoughed
hiccoughing
hiccoughs
hiccup
hiccup nut
hiccuped
hiccuping
hiccuplike
hiccupped
hiccupping
hiccups (current term)
hiccupy
hick
hickey
hickeys
hickie
hickies
hickish
hickock
hickories
hickory
hickory horned devil
hickory horned devils
hickory nut
hickory pine

Literary usage of Hiccups

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Buffalo Medical Journal by Austin Flint (1849)
"CURE OF hiccups. merely in a state of mechanical division, on being set free in the stomach, from its extreme lightness quickly separates and floats about, ..."

2. A treatise on midwifery, and the diseases of women and children by Albert Isaiah Coffin (1853)
"Let it be renewed once every twenty-four hours. hiccups. INFANTS are frequently subject to this distressing affection, which arises ..."

3. The Fireside Encyclopædia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most (1878)
"... To seek what ancient gages sought, Physic and food in sour and sweet: To take what passes in good part, And keep the hiccups from the heart. ..."

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