Definition of spittle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈspɪtl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪtl//
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the liquid that forms in the mouth synonym saliva, spit Word Origin late 15th cent.: alteration of dialect spattle, by association with spit ‘saliva’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spittle