gulp (n.) Look up gulp at Dictionary.com
1560s, from gulp (v.), or else from Flemish gulpe, Dutch gulp "stream of water, large draught."
gulp (v.) Look up gulp at Dictionary.com
late 14c., a native coinage or else from Flemish gulpe or Dutch gulpen "to gush, pour forth, guzzle, swallow," in any case possibly of imitative origin (compare Swedish dialectal glapa "to gulp down"). Related: Gulped; gulping.