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spruik

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verb (used without object) Australian Slang.
to make or give a speech, especially extensively or elaborately; spiel; orate.
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Origin of spruik

First recorded in 1915–20; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM spruik

spruiker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spruik

spruik
/ (ˈspruːɪk) /

verb
(intr) Australian archaic, slang to speak in public (used esp of a showman or salesman)

Derived forms of spruik

spruiker, noun

Word Origin for spruik

C20: of unknown origin
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