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noun (1)

spit·​ter ˈspi-tər How to pronounce spitter (audio)
: one that spits


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noun (2)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Perry was a brilliant pitcher with or without a spitter. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2022 This week’s Style Invitational contest, Week 1445, isn’t as likely as some Invites to be a coffee-spitter. Washington Post, 15 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spitter was in the 14th century

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“Spitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spitter. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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