spittoon

[ spi-toon ]
/ spɪˈtun /

noun

a cuspidor.

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Origin of spittoon

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; spit1 + -oon
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British Dictionary definitions for spittoon

spittoon
/ (spɪˈtuːn) /

noun

a receptacle for spit, usually in a public place

Word Origin for spittoon

C19: from spit 1 + -oon: see saloon, balloon, etc
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