bespatter

verb

be·​spat·​ter bi-ˈspa-tər How to pronounce bespatter (audio)
bē-
bespattered; bespattering; bespatters

Example Sentences

vehicle after passing vehicle bespattered the sides of my once-clean car with that wintry slush

Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bespatter was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Bespatter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bespatter. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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bespatter

verb
be·​spat·​ter bi-ˈspat-ər How to pronounce bespatter (audio)
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