Burp



a belch; eructation.
to belch; eruct.
to cause (a baby) to belch by patting its back, especially to relieve flatulence after feeding.
Contemporary Examples

When Did “Married Without Children” Become Gauche? Rachel Shukert November 14, 2008
Bill Clinton: Two-Edged Sword for President Obama Michelle Cottle June 1, 2012
Confessions of a Competitive Eater July 2, 2011
Norman Mailer vs. Everyone Norman Mailer February 26, 2009

Historical Examples

Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
The Caves of Fear John Blaine
Little Brother Cory Doctorow
The Caves of Fear John Blaine
Jubilation, U.S.A. G. L. Vandenburg
Special Delivery Damon Francis Knight

noun
(informal) a belch
verb
(intransitive) (informal) to belch
(transitive) to cause (a baby) to burp to relieve flatulence after feeding

: She burped thrice and smiled
To cause a baby to belch, esp by holding it over the shoulder and patting its back (1930s+)

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