EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HICCUP
Then the South Foreland lights begin to hiccup at us in a way that bodes no good.
He acknowledged Don's look with a broad smile that vanished in a hiccup.
"Well, I'd like to hear it again," said the drunken one (hiccup).
"Cool and deliciously impudent that same, (hiccup,)" quoth the skipper.
Laughter took him like a hiccup: laughter not good to hear: but he left off as quickly.
The sight of the score brought him to his senses at once—cured his hiccup.
When I saw you crossing the square,” he said, “it was surprise enough to cure the hiccup.
"Now Lablache, about these lia-liabilities," he said with a hiccup.
She gave a sort of hiccup and, darting forward, kissed me on the forehead.
But surely, some of you know his (hiccup) name,' added he, looking about at the company.
1570s, hickop, earlier hicket, hyckock, "a word meant to imitate the sound produced by the convulsion of the diaphragm" [Abram Smythe Farmer, "Folk-Etymology," London, 1882]. Cf. French hoquet, Danish hikke, etc. Modern spelling first recorded 1788; An Old English word for it was ælfsogoða, so called because hiccups were thought to be caused by elves.