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  1. a long gaiter to protect the trousers or stockings, as from mud while riding.
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Origin of spatterdash

First recorded in 1680–90; spatter + dash1
Related formsspat·ter·dashed, adjective
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  • Spatterdash was no other than mine host who had just vacated!

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British Dictionary definitions for spatterdash


  1. US another name for roughcast
  2. (plural) long leather leggings worn in the 18th century, as to protect from mud when riding
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Word Origin

C17: see spatter, dash 1
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