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Related to ralph: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ralph Nader

call Ralph

slang To vomit. Geez, I thought I was going to call Ralph out on that boat—I felt so seasick!
See also: call, ralph

cry Ralph

slang To vomit. Geez, I thought I was going to cry Ralph out on that boat—I felt so seasick!
See also: cry, ralph

cry Ruth

slang To vomit. Geez, I thought I was going to cry Ruth out on that boat—I felt so seasick!
See also: cry, ruth

ralph

1. noun, slang A right turn, especially in a motor vehicle. Hang a ralph when you get to the end of the block, and then you'll see the store in front of you. Just take a sharp ralph right here at the corner.
2. noun, slang A loud expulsion of digestive gas through the mouth; a noisy belch. I let out a tremendous ralph after drinking all that soda.
3. verb, slang To expel digestive gas noisily through one's mouth; to belch. Could you not ralph like that at the dinner table, please? It makes me sick.
4. verb, slang To vomit. The sight of all that blood nearly made me ralph. The dog started ralphing up the bits of chicken I'd given it.

ralph up

slang To vomit something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ralph" and "up." The dog started ralphing up the bits of chicken I'd given it. The sight of all that blood nearly made me ralph my lunch up.
See also: ralph, up

talk to Ralph on the big white (tele)phone

slang To vomit profusely and at length into a toilet. "Ralph" is slang meaning "to vomit." He had a few too many shots of tequila and spent the rest of the night talking to Ralph on the big white telephone. You're awfully pale, Charlie. You look like you need to talk to Ralph on the big white phone.
See also: big, on, ralph, talk, white

hang a ralph

Sl. to turn right. He skied down the easy slope and hung a ralph near a fir tree. Don't hang a ralph until you get past the traffic light.
See also: hang, ralph

ralph something up

Sl. to vomit something. (Teens and collegiate.) The doctor gave him some stuff that made him ralph it up. He ralphed up his dinner.
See also: ralph, up

cry ruth

and call ruth and call ralph and cry ralph
tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (see also ruth. Also with capital r.) I think I have to cry ruth! Stop the car! Don’t you dare call ralph in my car!
See also: cry, ruth

call ralph

verb
See also: call, ralph

cry ralph

verb
See also: cry, ralph

hang a ralph

(ˈhæŋ ə ˈrælf)
tv. to turn right. He skied down the easy slope and hung a ralph near a fir tree.
See also: hang, ralph

ralph

and rolf (rælf and rɔlf)
in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (see also cry ruth.) She went home and ralphed for an hour.

ralph something up

tv. to vomit (something). (Teens and collegiate.) The doctor gave him some stuff that made him ralph it up.
See also: ralph, something, up
References in classic literature ?
Very well, ma'am,' said Ralph, turning to the door, for these encomiums on poverty irritated him; 'I have done my duty, and perhaps more than I ought: of course nobody will thank me for saying what I have.
Good-morning, ma'am,' said Ralph, shutting the door abruptly after him to prevent any further conversation.
Climbing up another perpendicular flight, composed with great mechanical ingenuity of nothing but corner stairs, Mr Ralph Nickleby stopped to take breath on the landing, when he was overtaken by the handmaid, whom the politeness of Miss La Creevy had dispatched to announce him, and who had apparently been making a variety of unsuccessful attempts, since their last interview, to wipe her dirty face clean, upon an apron much dirtier.
A lady in deep mourning rose as Mr Ralph Nickleby entered, but appeared incapable of advancing to meet him, and leant upon the arm of a slight but very beautiful girl of about seventeen, who had been sitting by her.
Oh,' growled Ralph, with an ill-favoured frown, 'you are Nicholas, I suppose?
It was no UNcommon loss, ma'am,' returned Ralph, as he coolly unbuttoned his spencer.
inquired Ralph, wheeling back his chair, and surveying his nephew from head to foot with intense scorn.
It galled Ralph to the heart's core, and he hated Nicholas from that hour.
The mutual inspection was at length brought to a close by Ralph withdrawing his eyes, with a great show of disdain, and calling Nicholas 'a boy.
Ralph observed, with an amusement that had a tinge of irony in it, that she was now going to sidle away quickly from this dangerous approach to intimacy on to topics of general and family interest.
For some minutes after she had gone Ralph lay quiescent, resting his head on his hand, but gradually his eyes filled with thought, and the line reappeared on his brow, as the pleasant impression of companionship and ancient sympathy waned, and he was left to think on alone.
When midnight struck, Ralph shut his book, and with a candle in his hand, descended to the ground floor, to ascertain that all lights were extinct and all doors locked.
Granet's face was expressionless, the girls were bewildered, Ralph was frowning.
That sounds all right, Ralph," Thomson agreed, "but you're departing from a principle, and I wouldn't do it.
I am sorry," Thomson said, "but I think, Ralph, you had better do what Captain Granet suggested.