spillage

[spil-ij]

Origin of spillage

First recorded in 1920–25; spill1 + -age
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spillage

noun
  1. an instance or the process of spilling
  2. something spilt or the amount spilt
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Word Origin and History for spillage
n.

1934, from spill (v.) + -age. Shakespeare used spilth "that which has spilled, act of spilling" (1607).

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