Verboticism: Spitosaurus

'I thought you said hork...'

DEFINITION: v. To expectorate unexpectedly, especially in situations where it is not considered socially acceptable. n. A person who habitually spits, even when among polite company.

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Spitosaurus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spit-uh-sawr-uhs

Sentence: The staff of the retirement home were finally able to track down their resident spitosaurus. They followed the trail of brown-tinted phlegm globs to the room of a retired baseball pitcher, Johnny "Spitball" Johnson. Apparently a family member had given him a gift of chewing tobacco.

Etymology: spit (to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate) + saurus (lizard: used to form the scientific names of certain genera of reptiles/dinosaurs)

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