Etymology: Middle English, from (assumed) Old English cohhian; akin to Middle High German kuchen to breathe heavily
Date: 14th century intransitive senses
1 : to expel air from the lungs suddenly with an explosive noise
2 : to make a noise like that of coughing
transitive senses : to expel by coughing -- often used with up
I was doing way too much coughing yesterday evening. So much so that I took some of my codeine cough medicine and slept past my meeting time. Now I am dragging. I wish I could get to the cause of this thing. It was very humid yesterday. Maybe that is a factor.
In any case, my vacation is drawing to a close. :-(
I hope everyone has a good day!