noun Chiefly Southern and Midland U.S.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Compare long sweetening.
Origin of short sweetening
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Words nearby short sweetening
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