- saliva; spit
- the frothy secretion of larval spittlebugs
Origin of spittleearlier spettle ; from Middle English spetil ; from Old English spætl, variant, variety of spatl: for Indo-European base see spew
- Spit; saliva.
- The frothy liquid secreted by the nymphs of froghoppers.
Origin of spittleMiddle English spitel, alteration (influenced by spit1) of spatel, from Old English sp&amacron;tl.
(third-person singular simple present spittles, present participle spittling, simple past and past participle spittled)
- To dig or stir with a small spade.