Turps vs Vurps - What's the difference?

turps | vurps |


As a noun turps

is (informal) turpentine or turpentine substitute.

As a verb vurps is

(vurp).

turps

English

Noun

(-)
  • (informal) Turpentine or turpentine substitute.
  • (slang, Australia, New Zealand) Any alcoholic drink.
  • * 2005 , Paul Smitz, Australia & New Zealand on a Shoestring , page 72,
  • Generally, big nights on the turps take place in The Rocks and around Kings Cross — where you'll hear and smell the action pretty quickly.
  • * 2006 , Gregor Paul, Hard Men Fight Back: Kiwi Sportsmen Who Beat the Odds to Live Their Dream , page 199,
  • Crazy sessions on the turps were all part of the culture.
  • * 2010 , Alex Bartoli, Rachel: A Story of Obsessive Love : A Novel , page 110,
  • She caught my eye, and called out, “Just showing off the studio. Keep the turps flowing.”

    Derived terms

    * on the turps

    See also

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    vurps

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (vurp)

  • vurp

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang) A belch where a small amount of stomach acid is brought up into the mouth, creating a taste similar to that of vomit.
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 1999-01-20 , author = User455673 , url = http://groups.google.com/group/alt.sports.football.pro.ne-patriots/msg/5da5bd886874d88f?q=vurps , title = Re: Jets set new post season record! , newsgroup = alt.sports.football.pro.ne-patriots , passage = BTW , dry toast is the rule for a major case of the "vurps " . <g> }}
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  • , date = 2000-08-18 , author = SilverBullet , url = http://groups.google.com/group/alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater/msg/90686f0ea6625a18?q=vurp , title = Al Gore: I Am My Own Man... , newsgroup = alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater , passage = Gore can't even change the inflection in his voice without sounding like someone trying to talk and hold a vurp back at the same time. }}
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 2001-04-14 , author = Mike Kim , url = http://groups.google.com/group/rec.audio.car/msg/9e912f5227226289?q=vurp , title = Re: 3 way component sets , newsgroup = rec.audio.car , passage = well i don't know. for instance, i'd rather smell a burp rather than a fart, unless, it happened to be a very bad burp (or even worse, a vurp ). }}
  • * {{quote-video
  • , date = 2012-10-29 , title = (Wreck-It Ralph) , people = (Sarah Silverman) and , role = Vanellope von Schweetz and Wreck-It Ralph , passage = Vannellope:'' And now... Now I think I'm going to puke, actually. I mean, I think I might puke. You know, like a "vurp ."
    ''Ralph:'' A what?
    ''Vannellope:
    Vomit and a burp together, and you can taste it, and it's like just like rising up... Oh, this is so exciting! }}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (slang) To experience a combination of burping and vomiting.
  • * 2005 , Nancy N. Rue, ’Nama Beach High Book 4: Totally Unfair , Zondervan, ISBN 978-0-310-25183-5, page 32:
  • “If Laurie gets two sundaes, then I get two,” Bonnie said. ¶ “It’s a Celeste-ism,” I said.
  • * 2007 , , Violet on the Runway , Berkley Books, ISBN 978-0-425-21704-7, page 26:
  • She heads into the kitchen to pour a glass of the all-American drink [milk] for our all-American athlete. The scene is enough to make me want to vurp . How did I end up the lone monster in a family that belongs on a porcelain Christmas plate?
  • * 2009 , Don Calame, Swim the Fly , Candlewick Press, ISBN 978-0-7636-4157-3, page 39:
  • I took some meat loaf and mashed potatoes even though I wasn’t hungry. I’m regretting it now as I ride my mountain bike, vurping onions and garlic and hard-boiled egg.

    References

    * “vurp” in Xin-An Lu and David W. Graf Jr., A Concise Collection of College Students’ Slang , iUniverse (2004), page 106.