This is an informal phrase. I can find both "hawk" and "loogie" in my English dictionary, but neither one is in my Russian-English dictionary.

I found the verb "плюнуть", but I'm guessing that means simply "spit".

Here are the definitions in my English dictionary:

loogie: (noun) a lump of phlegm or spittle
hawk: (verb), to clear the throat noisily


The closest I can think of is отхаркивать, which stands for "шумно прочищать горло или носоглотку, выплёвывая мокро́ту":

Васька счастливо заржал, закашлялся и отхаркнул зеленую мокроту.

Other alternatives would be выкашлять (and выкашливать) and откашлять (and откашливать), like in phrases:

Сегодня утром выкашляла желтоватый густой комочек слизи.


Как правильно откашливать мокроту.


If you want it to be very casual, then the most common would be харкнуть

"Он харкнул ему в лицо" "Откашлялся и схаркнул на землю"

An informal and slightly incorrect translation of loogie would be сопли which is more like "snot," but is used to refer to that as well.

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    Another informal, but closer translation of "loogie" would be "харчок" – Vitaly Jul 31 '18 at 15:01
  • @Vitaly I've also seen харча, is it also commonly used? – CocoPop Aug 2 '18 at 14:44
  • @CocoPop I haven't heard "харча" with the meaning of spit. There are common informal nouns харч and харчи́ meaning "food". There is a derived verb харчить / схарчить meaning "to consume food". Is it possible that the word you saw is related to the latter group? – Vitaly Aug 2 '18 at 16:01
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    @Vitaly It was in a story I read: — Какого хуя в раковине харча? — Мой косяк - я забыл смыть. – CocoPop Aug 2 '18 at 16:14

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