What does the word hiccough mean?

Usage examples for hiccough

  1. When it was over, " If ever I recover," cried Scarron, " I will write a bitter satire against the hiccough." – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. Suddenly she began to hiccough, and she had no control over the hiccough. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett