FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
OTHER WORDS FROM spoiltun·spoilt, adjective
Words nearby spoilt
Definition for spoilt (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), spoiled or spoilt, spoil·ing.
verb (used without object), spoiled or spoilt, spoil·ing.
- the emoluments and advantages of public office viewed as won by a victorious political party: the spoils of office.
- prizes won or treasures accumulated: a child's spoils brought home from a party.
Origin of spoil
SYNONYMS FOR spoil
OTHER WORDS FROM spoilspoil·a·ble, adjectivespoil·less, adjectiveun·spoil·a·ble, adjectiveun·spoiled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for spoilt
Clearly, we have been spoilt by Stephen Frears and Helen Mirren with The Queen.Princess Diana Was the Girlfriend From Hell. Why Is This Movie So Boring?|Tina Brown|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is one of the spoilt children of nature, spoilt by reason of his favoured position in life.Shakespeare in the Theatre|William Poel
The spoilt child was making new arms, like the schoolboy who exercises his muscle to avenge himself after a beating.The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
He oughtn't to hang on at home with his mother and father, and get spoilt.Ghosts|Henrik Ibsen
British Dictionary definitions for spoilt (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for spoilt (2 of 2)
verb spoils, spoiling, spoilt or spoiled
- the act of plundering
- a strategically placed building, city, etc, captured as plunder
Word Origin for spoil
Idioms and Phrases with spoilt
In addition to the idioms beginning with spoil
- spoil for
- spare the rod and spoil the child
- too many cooks spoil the broth
- to the victor belong the spoils