Spew Definition

spewed, spewing, spews
spewed, spewing, spews
To send out or force out in large amounts.
A volcano that spewed molten lava; spewed invective at his opponent.
American Heritage
To vomit or otherwise cast out (matter) through the mouth.
American Heritage
To flow or cause to flow plentifully; gush.
Webster's New World
To throw up (something) from or as from the stomach; vomit.
Webster's New World
To eject forcibly and in a stream.
Something spewed; vomit.
Webster's New World

(slang) Ejaculate.


Origin of Spew

  • From Middle English spewen, from Old English spÄ«wan, from Proto-Germanic *spÄ«wanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyÄ“w- (“to spit, vomit"); Germanic cognates include West Frisian spije, Dutch spuwen, Low German speen, spiien, German speien (“to spew, spit, vomit"), Danish and Swedish spy, Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌴𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌽 (speiwan). Also cognate, through Indo-European, with Latin spuō (“spit", verb), Ancient Greek πτύω (ptuō, “spit, vomit"), Albanian shpif (“to disgust, slander"), Armenian Õ©Õ¸Ö‚Ö„ (tÊ¿ukÊ¿), Russian плевать (plevátʹ), Persian تف (tuf), Sanskrit ष्ठीवति (ṣṭhÄ«vati).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English spewen from Old English spīwan

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

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