Meaning of vom in English:


Pronunciation /vɒm/

verbvoms, vomming, vommed

[no object]informal
  • Be sick; vomit.

    • ‘I'm eating crackers and drinking ginger ale and trying not to vom’
    • ‘Let me through before I vom.’
    • ‘The second is to the tune of "Simply the Best," but goes, "You're simply the bomb / all the others make me want to vom."’
    • ‘They had that tone about them that made me concerned he was gonna vom down my neck.’
    • ‘There were oysters too, but they would have made me vom.’
    • ‘"Her tobacco breath made Madge want to vom".’
    • ‘We ordered shots, received shots; ladies and gents, we shot. And then she vommed all over me.’
    • ‘Got back to Southwell and vommed in the bathroom … nice!’
    • ‘He was so calm when Rebecca vommed on him, I was tempted to have a go myself to see what happened.’
    • ‘I had to lie down after I'd vommed.’
    • ‘Anyway, we weren't there for long and I vommed.’
    • ‘Bluntly said, I vommed dramatically upon all that is good and upright in this city.’
    • ‘Yeah, he went to her housewarming and vommed in the bathtub.’
    • ‘Will I vom when I touch the gizzard?’
    • ‘Like, if eating real chicken makes you wanna vom, why would you wanna eat pretend chicken made of something you would actually eat?’
    be sick, spew, spew up, fetch up


mass nouninformal
  • Vomit.

    • ‘I missed the toilet and spewed vom all over her brand-new carpet’
    • ‘So picture a tall amazon in heels and a pool of floral vom, and you've pretty much got the picture.’
    • ‘But every morning en route to the train station there is, without fail, at least one pool of crusty vom on the footpath.’
    • ‘I tossed my head back and thought, "ok, I will just have to come across as a relaxed earth mother - covered in food and vom but with a big ol' smile that makes up for it all".’
    • ‘It's like when I thought I liked feta, but then I ate this feta that was in the fridge for like two months and it tasted like vom and now I'm very cautious.’
    • ‘With a second wave of vom welling up inside him, Benny made one final dash for the door.’
    • ‘At least the vom is not happening in 8 directions for me yet.’
    • ‘Then the vom started.’


1980s abbreviation.