Learner's definition of HICCUP
1 a [count] : a sound in your throat that is caused by a sudden, uncontrolled movement of muscles in your chest after you have eaten or drunk too much or too quickly b hiccups [plural] : a condition in which you make hiccups repeatedly 2 [count], informal : a small problem, change, or delay
Our computer problems were caused by a hiccup in the power supply.
The stock market has continued to rise, except for a slight hiccup earlier this month.
— hiccupalsohiccough/ˈhɪˌkʌp/verb,hiccups; alsohiccoughs; hiccuped; alsohiccupped; orhiccoughed; hiccuping; alsohiccupping; orhiccoughing[no object]