cuspidor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese cuspidor (spitter).

Noun[edit]

cuspidor (plural cuspidors)

  1. (chiefly US) A spittoon.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 528:
      Despite the dirty ceiling and the cigarette butts swelling in the cuspidor, they're civilised.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cuspidor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of cuspidō

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuspidor m (plural cuspidores, feminine cuspidora, feminine plural cuspidoras)

  1. spitter (someone who spits)
  2. spittoon (receptacle for spit)
    Synonyms: cuspideira, escarradeira

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