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Used to express disgust:‘bleurgh—just opened the fridge and it smells of gone-off chicken’‘I can handle gore and everything but show me warts? Bleurgh!’
- ‘Bleurgh don't like mince pies!’
- ‘I hope it doesn't become a place for indolent students to leave their chewing gum - bleugh.’
- ‘Bleurgh … today I am mostly feeling grotty.’
- ‘It was rank, sweet, bleurgh!’
- ‘Flowers, chocolates, jewellery, perfume, yawn, snore, bleurgh: are typical Valentine's Day gifts beginning to feel a little bit tired?’
- ‘Just what I was thinking - walking corpse, bleurgh.’
- ‘Just don't expect it to sound like all that overproduced semi-orchestral stuff (bleurgh) that's been on the rise.’
- ‘He is quite nice but that blue suit is a definite no no. And the shoes. Oh and the socks. Bleugh.’
1960s: probably imitative of the sound of gagging or retching.
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