Definition of “hiccup” - English Dictionary

“hiccup” in British English

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hiccupnoun

UK also hiccough uk /ˈhɪk.ʌp/ us /ˈhɪk.ʌp/

hiccupverb [ I ]

-p- UK also hiccough uk /ˈhɪk.ʌp/ us /ˈhɪk.ʌp/

(Definition of “hiccup” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hiccup” in American English

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hiccupnoun [ C usually pl ]

also hiccough us /ˈhɪkˌʌp, -əp/

one of a series of sudden, explosive releases of air from the throat, which are difficult to control but usually stop after a short time:

I’ve got the hiccups.
hiccup
verb [ I ] -p-, -pp- also hiccough us /ˈhɪkˌʌp, -əp/

She couldn’t stop hiccuping.

(Definition of “hiccup” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)