spitball

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spit +‎ ball

Noun[edit]

spitball (plural spitballs)

  1. (baseball) A pitch of a baseball that has been partly covered with saliva, illegal at most levels.
  2. A balled up piece of paper, moistened with saliva (by chewing) and shot through a drinking straw.

Verb[edit]

spitball (third-person singular simple present spitballs, present participle spitballing, simple past and past participle spitballed)

  1. To brainstorm ideas.
    • 2008, Role Models, 01:09:07
      -- Yes, Wheeler? -- Question. Maybe a stupid one, but I'm just spit-balling here.

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