spat etymology

English word spat comes from English dash, English spatter

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word spat. Currently you are viewing the etymology of spat with the meaning: (Noun) (automotive) (UK, Australia) A piece of bodywork that covers the upper portions of the rear tyres of a car.. A covering or decorative covering worn over a shoe.(automotive) (UK, Australia) A piece of bodywork that covers the upper portions of the rear tyres of a car.. A covering or decorative covering worn over a shoe

Detailed word origin of spat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dash English (eng) (Nigeria, and, Liberia) A bribe or gratuity; a gift. (by extension) The longer of the two symbols of Morse code.. (colloquial) Also used to refer to a hyphen or minus sign.. (dated, euphemistic) A stand-in for a censored word, like "Devil" or "damn". (Compare deuce.). (typography) Any of the following symbols: ‒ (figure dash), – (en dash), — (em dash), or ― (horizontal bar).. A dashboard.. A [...]
spatter English (eng) (transitive) To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around.. (transitive) To splash with small droplets.. (transitive, figurative) To injure by aspersion; to defame.
spatterdash English (eng)
spat English (eng) (automotive) (UK, Australia) A piece of bodywork that covers the upper portions of the rear tyres of a car.. A covering or decorative covering worn over a shoe.

Words with the same origin as spat

Descendants of dash
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