Spatter Definition

spătər
spattered, spattering, spatters
verb
spattered, spattering, spatters
To scatter in drops or small blobs.
To spatter red paint over blue.
Webster's New World
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs.
Webster's New World
To emit or spurt out in drops or small blobs, as fat in frying.
Webster's New World
To strike or land on in a dispersed way.
Rain spattered the pavement.
American Heritage
To defame or slander.
Webster's New World
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noun
spatters
The act or an instance of spattering.
Webster's New World
The sound of this.
Webster's New World
A drop or splash of something spattered.
Spatters of paint on his shoes.
American Heritage
A mark or wet spot caused by spattering.
Webster's New World
A small amount or number.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Spatter

  • Perhaps of Low German origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Related to spit (“saliva").

    From Wiktionary

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