Cuspidor Cus"pi*dor (-d?r), n. [Pg. cuspideria, fr. cuspir to spit.] Any ornamental vessel used as a spittoon; hence, to avoid the common term, a spittoon of any sort. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cuspidor — (n.) 1779, a colonial word, from Port. cuspidor spittoon, from cuspir to spit, from L. conspuere spit on, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + spuere to spit (see SPEW (Cf. spew)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cuspidor — |ô| s. m. 1. Aquele que cospe muito. 2. Escarrador …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cuspidor — ☆ cuspidor [kus′pə dôr΄ ] n. [Port cuspideira < cuspir, to spit < L conspuere < com , intens. + spuere, to spit out, SPEW] SPITTOON …   English World dictionary

  • cuspidor — noun Etymology: Portuguese cuspidouro place for spitting, from cuspir to spit, from Latin conspuere, from com + spuere to spit more at spew Date: 1735 spittoon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuspidor — /kus pi dawr /, n. a large bowl, often of metal, serving as a receptacle for spit, esp. from chewing tobacco: in wide use during the 19th and early 20th centuries. [1770 80; < Pg: lit., spitter, equiv. to cusp(ir) to spit ( L conspuere to cover… …   Universalium

  • cuspidor — noun spittoon …   Wiktionary

  • cuspidor — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. spittoon, receptacle, vessel …   English dictionary for students

  • cuspidor — cus|pi|dor [ kʌspi,dɔr ] noun count AMERICAN a SPITTOON …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cuspidor — see SPIT …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • cuspidor — cus·pi·dor || kÊŒspɪdɔː n. receptacle for people to spit into; spittoon, bowl shaped container into which tobacco chewers spit tobacco juice (common in the 19th century) …   English contemporary dictionary

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