spide

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See also: spīde and spīdē

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Which is it?”) A contraction of “spider men”, referring to individuals with cobweb-like tattoos. Also refers to people who 'hang' around street corners, loitering.

Noun[edit]

spide (plural spides)

  1. (Northern Irish English, derogatory) A chav.
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  • [1] A Belfast community newsletter
  • [2] BBC list of Belfast slang

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

spide

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of spy
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