glug etymology

English word glug comes from Ancient Greek ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ, English pour

Detailed word origin of glug

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ Ancient Greek (grc)
pour English (eng) (colloquial) A stream, or something like a stream; especially a flood of precipitation.. Something, or an amount, poured.. The act of pouring. (intransitive) To flow, pass or issue in a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly. (intransitive) to move in a throng, as a crowd. (transitive) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or [...]
onomatopoeia Latin (lat) (rhetoric) onomatopoeia (the forming of a word to resemble in sound the thing that it signifies).
whinny English (eng) A gentle neigh. (transitive, intransitive, of a horse) To make a gentle neigh.
glug English (eng) (informal, transitive) To quickly swallow liquid.. (intransitive) To flow in noisy bursts. (informal) The amount of liquid issued from a jug or bottle when the "glug" sound is heard.. The sound made when a significant amount of liquid is poured out of a jug or bottle.

Words with the same origin as glug

Descendants of ὀνομᾰτοποιῐ́ᾱ
bing blam blimp cack chickadee clobber grr hic hick hinny hurdy-gurdy ner onomatope onomatopoeia peewee phew plunk pops splat thunk ting twonk whinny yak