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Origin of spoondrift

1760–70; spoon, variant of obsolete spoom (of a ship) to run or scud before the wind + drift
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Related Words for spoondrift

lather, rapid, rapids, spray, suds, surf, soapsuds, spindrift, spoondrift

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British Dictionary definitions for spoondrift


  1. a less common spelling of spindrift
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