spurtle

noun
spur·tle | \ ˈspər-tᵊl \

Definition of spurtle 

chiefly Scotland

: a wooden stick for stirring porridge

First Known Use of spurtle

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spurtle

origin unknown

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about spurtle

Dictionary Entries near spurtle

spur shore

spurt

spurtive

spurtle

spur track

spur tree

spurwing

Statistics for spurtle

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for spurtle

The first known use of spurtle was in 1756

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on spurtle

See words that rhyme with spurtle

Comments on spurtle

What made you want to look up spurtle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!