the act of spilling over.
a quantity of something spilled over; overflow.

Nearby words

  1. spill the beans,
  2. spillage,
  3. spillane,
  4. spillikin,
  5. spillikins,
  6. spillproof,
  7. spillway,
  8. spilt,
  9. spilth,
  10. spim

Origin of spillover

First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase spill over

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Word Origin and History for spillover



1940, from verbal phrase, from spill (v.) + over (adv.).

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