spittoon

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noun spit·toon \spi-ˈtün, spə-\

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


SPITTOON Defined for English Language Learners

spittoon

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noun spit·toon \spi-ˈtün, spə-\

Definition of spittoon for English Language Learners

  • : a container that people spit into



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