noun (1)
spoon·​er | \ ˈspünə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of spooner

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that uses a spoon implement spooners being rapid professional handlers of the shovelSaturday Review
2 : one that makes love by spooning


noun (2)
spoon·​er | \ ˈspünə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of spooner (Entry 2 of 2)

: a container that is designed to hold extra teaspoons and forms part of a 19th century table service

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History and Etymology for spooner

Noun (1)

spoon entry 3 + -er

Noun (2)

spoon entry 1 + -er entry 2

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“Spooner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spooner. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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