Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)

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Synonyms of Cuspidor


Alternate forms of Cuspidor

Hypernyms: receptacle

Origin of the word Cuspidor

  1. 1779, a colonial word, from Port. cuspidor "spittoon," from cuspir "to spit," from L. conspuere "spit on," from com- intens. prefix + spuere "to spit." more

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