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no object To make the sound ‘achoo’; to sneeze.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Chicago Daily News. From achoo.
Representing the sound of a sneeze.
An exclamation of ‘achoo’; a sneeze.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Lloyd's Penny Weekly Miscellany. Imitative of the sound made when sneezing.
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