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From spit +‎ -less.


spitless ‎(not comparable)

  1. Having a dry mouth; greatly frightened; see usage notes below.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is primarily found in the verb phrase scare spitless ‎(to frighten (a person) to the point that his or her mouth goes dry) and its participial adjective scared spitless ‎(frightened to the point that one's mouth has gone dry). It may be considered a euphemism for shitless, or as a more evocative variant of certain uses of witless and speechless.

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