How Do You Spell GAG?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈaɡ] (IPA)

The word "gag" is spelled with three letters, beginning with the voiced velar stop sound /g/, followed by the unvoiced velar fricative sound /ɡ/, and ending with the voiced velar stop sound /g/ again. The IPA phonetic transcription for this word is /ɡæɡ/. Despite being a short and simple word, "gag" takes advantage of phonetics to create a sound that's both easy to pronounce and fun to say. It's a great example of how words can be made more expressive by including phonetic elements.

GAG Meaning and Definition

  1. Gag can be defined as a verb or a noun with different meanings. As a verb, it refers to the act of restraining or silencing someone by impeding their ability to speak, often by putting something in their mouth or covering their mouth. This can be done to prevent the individual from communicating, making noise, or reporting a certain event or information. Gagging can also be used as a form of humor or entertainment in which someone deliberately says or does something to evoke laughter or amusement.

    As a noun, a gag refers to a device or material used to restrain or suppress someone's ability to speak, typically by covering their mouth. It can also refer to a joke or a funny story, usually containing a surprise or twist, that is aimed at amusing others. Gag can also describe a theatrical prop or piece of equipment used for comedic effect during performances, such as a fake microphone or a spring-loaded item that produces unexpected results.

    Additionally, in legal contexts, a gag order is an official mandate or directive that restricts individuals from speaking about a particular topic or disclosing certain information, often used in court proceedings to maintain privacy or prevent prejudicing a trial. It can also refer to a feeling of nausea or retching, usually associated with a strong physical or emotional reaction.

  2. 1. To retch; to cause to retch or heave. 2. An instrument adjusted between the teeth to keep the mouth from closing during operations on the tongue or in the throat.

    A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.

  3. • Something put into the mouth to hinder speaking.
    • To hinder speaking by thrusting something into the mouth, or in any other way.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of GAG

The word "gag" originated in the late 15th century and its etymology is derived from Old French "gaguer", which meant "to chatter" or "to jest". It is believed to have evolved from the Middle Dutch word "gaggen", meaning "to retch" or "to choke". Over time, the term "gag" shifted in meaning to refer to a device used to prevent speech, eventually coming to represent a joke or an amusing remark that might elicit laughter.

Idioms with the word GAG

  • gag on sth The idiom "gag on sth" means to have a strong physical or visceral reaction of choking or retching as a result of tasting or smelling something unpleasant or offensive. It can also be used figuratively to express strong aversion or disgust towards an idea, concept, or situation.
  • gag order A "gag order" is an official or legal restriction placed on individuals involved in a case or situation, prohibiting them from speaking or providing information to the public or media. It is used to maintain confidentiality, protect sensitive information, or ensure a fair trial.
  • gag on something The idiom "gag on something" means to have a strong negative reaction, often an exaggerated one, to something specific such as food, a joke, or a statement. It implies that whatever is being experienced or heard is so unpleasant, distasteful, or offensive that it elicits a physical or emotional response of discomfort or repulsion.
  • gag me with a spoon The idiom "gag me with a spoon" is an exaggerated expression used to convey extreme distaste or disgust towards something. It is often used in a sarcastic or humorous manner to emphasize one's strong negative reaction to a situation, object, or idea.
  • throat gag

Similar spelling words for GAG

Plural form of GAG is GAGS

Conjugate verb Gag


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to gag


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