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Vomiting in English

Some synonyms for “vomit” (n,v) in English

  • barf
  • blow
  • blow chunks
  • boak
  • bow down before the porcelain god
  • chunder
  • honk
  • hurl
  • puke
  • purge
  • ride the porcelain bus
  • (be) sick
  • spew
  • technicolor (yawn OR dream)
  • throw up
  • toss your cookies
  • upchuck

Many thanks to Jav, Kelly-Lee, and Allison for their contributions.

So does vomit have a special meaning for speakers of English?

Just putting a lid on the whole notion of linguistic relativity.