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It means to cough up phlegm and dates to the s. OED2lunger1, http: And is one way more correct than the others? See more words from the same year. Resources for loogie Time Traveler! That word has meant a gob of phlegm sinceand a tuberculosis patient since the s. What made you want to look up loogie?
History and Etymology for loogie phonesthemic coinage, with -oog- perhaps after bogey "piece of nasal mucus" or boogerwith the suffix -ie. Dictionary Entries near loogie looey loof loofah loogie look look a fright look a gift horse in the mouth.
The verb is usually either hawk or hock and the subject varies between loogielouieand lunger. Learn More about loogie. Time Hkck for loogie The first known yock of loogie was in See more words from the same year. Hang a louie, v. Need even more definitions?
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Listen to the words and spell through all three levels. Loogie is recorded as early as although I recall it from my high school days some years earlier than this in the San Francisco Chronicle of 27 April of that year:.
Oxford English Dictionaryhawk, v. To spit on someone.
Comments on loogie What made you want to look up loogie? Get Word of the Day daily email! In such hauking wise, as if he were throtled with the chincoughe.
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The variant louie dates to c. It dates to the late 16th century and is probably echoic in origin. Test Your Loogiw - and learn some interesting things along the way.