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Luke vs Puke - What's the difference?

luke | puke |

As verbs the difference between luke and puke

is that luke is to pull while puke is (transitive|and|intransitive) to vomit; to throw up; to eject from the stomach.

As a noun puke is

(uncountable) vomit.

As an adjective puke is

a fine grade of woolen cloth.



(wikipedia Luke)

Alternative forms

* (rare biblical abbreviation)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 2005 Dallas Hudgens, Drive Like Hell , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743251636, page 94:
  • "Your parents like Cool Hand Luke''''', yes?" "I don't really know. Why?" "Why? Because they name you '''Luke'''." I was worried I might have to explain that my name wasn't all that uncommon, and, anyway, Claudia had named me after the alter ego of Hank Williams, ' Luke the Drifter.
  • (Luke the Evangelist), an early Christian credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  • * :
  • Luke , the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
  • (biblical) The Gospel of St. Luke, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the third of the four gospels.
  • puke


    Etymology 1

    1581, first mention is the derivative . More at (l).


  • (uncountable) vomit.
  • * 2007', '''', The Guardian Science blog, "The latest in the war on terror: the ' puke saber"
  • the puke saber [...] pulses light over rapidly changing wavelengths, apparently inducing "disorientation, nausea and even vomiting"
  • (countable) A drug that induces vomiting.
  • (countable) A worthless, despicable person.
  • Synonyms
    * See * (person) rotter


  • (transitive, and, intransitive) To vomit; to throw up; to eject from the stomach.
  • * 1599 ,
  • At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms
    * See
    Derived terms
    * puker

    Etymology 2



  • A fine grade of woolen cloth
  • 1599 ,
  • :* Puke -stocking caddis garter
  • A very dark, dull, brownish-red color.
  • References

    * wollencloth: Word Detective * The Universal Dictionary of English, 1896, 4 vols: "Of a dark colour, said to be between black and russet." ----