spastic etymology

English word spastic comes from Ancient Greek σπαστικός

Detailed word origin of spastic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σπαστικός Ancient Greek (grc)
spasticus Latin (lat)
spastic English (eng) (pathology) Of or relating to spastic paralysis.. (pathology) Of, relating to, or affected by spasm.. (slang, pejorative, offensive in the UK) Clumsy.. (slang, pejorative, offensive in the UK) Hyperactive, excited, and acting in a random manner. (now, offensive, especially in, _, UK) A person affected by spastic paralysis or spastic cerebral palsy.. (slang, offensive, _, especially in, _, [...]

Words with the same origin as spastic

Descendants of σπαστικός
palinspastically spack spaz