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spittoon

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noun spit·toon \spi-ˈtün, spə-\

Simple Definition of spittoon

  • : a container that people spit into

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spittoon

  1. :  a receptacle for spit —called also cuspidor

Origin and Etymology of spittoon

4spit + -oon (as in balloon)


First Known Use: 1823



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