Scottish Word of the Week #5

Standard

Boak/boke
n. a retch/vomiting fit
v. to retch or vomit

Origins of usage:
[Middle English bolken; related to belch, German bölken to roar]

“I cannae look any longer. Yer givin’ me the boak.”
“I’m gonna boak if I drink any more.”

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