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English

Verb

Infinitive
to bowk

Third person singular
bowks

Simple past
bowked

Past participle
-

Present participle
bowkin

to bowk (third-person singular simple present bowks, present participle bowkin, simple past and past participle bowked)
  1. (Geordie) To belch, to burp.

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[2]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Scots

Etymology

Cognate with Geordie bowk and General Scots boak (but does not have quite the same meaning).

Noun

bowk (-)

Singular
bowk

Plural
-

  1. (South Scots) vomit; sick

Verb

tae bowk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past -, past participle -)

Infinitive
tae bowk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

  1. (South Scots) to vomit; to throw up.

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