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spitter1

[spit-er]
noun
  1. a person or thing that spits.
  2. Baseball. spitball(def 2).
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Origin of spitter1

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

spitter2

[spit-er]
noun
  1. brocket(def 2).
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Origin of spitter2

First recorded in 1555–65; spit2 + -er1
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Historical Examples

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

    Bible Animals;

    J. G. Wood