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



    BrE BrE//spuːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//spuːn//
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  1. 1   a tool that has a handle with a shallow bowl at the end, used for stirring, serving and eating food a soup spoon a wooden spoon Remove the onion from the oil with a slotted spoon. see also dessertspoon, greasy spoon, tablespoon, teaspoon
  2. 2= spoonful
  3. Word OriginOld English spōn ‘chip of wood’, of Germanic origin; related to German Span ‘shaving’. The current noun sense is of Scandinavian origin. The verb dates from the early 18th cent.Extra examples I stirred my coffee with the sugar spoon. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon. The children argued over who should lick the spoon. a 5 ml measuring spoon two spoons of sugarIdioms
    born with a silver spoon in your mouth
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    (saying) having rich parents
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