spitter

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[spit-er]

Origin of spitter

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Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at spit1, -er1

spitter

2
[spit-er]

Origin of spitter

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First recorded in 1555–65; spit2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for spitter

Historical Examples of spitter

  • Buxtorf, however, explains the word as the Spitter, "illud genus quod venenum procul exspuit."

    Bible Animals;

    J. G. Wood