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spruik

[sprook]
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verb (used without object) Australian Slang.
  1. 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
Related formsspruik·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spruiker

spruik

verb
  1. (intr) Australian archaic, slang to speak in public (used esp of a showman or salesman)
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Derived Formsspruiker, noun

Word Origin

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for spruiker

spruik

1916, of unknown origin.

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