What is another word for cuspidor?

248 synonyms found


[ kˈʌspɪdˌɔː], [ kˈʌspɪdˌɔː], [ k_ˈʌ_s_p_ɪ_d_ˌɔː]

Cuspidor, also known as a spittoon, is a container used for the purpose of spitting. However, not everyone likes to use the term cuspidor or spittoon. Some prefer to use other words, such as "spit jar," "saliva cup," "expectoration vessel," or "sputum receptacle." Other less traditional synonyms include "hawking bowl," "expectorate bucket," and "phlegm container." These alternatives are less commonly used, but still describe the same object. Despite the many synonyms for the word cuspidor, the function remains the same; to provide a receptacle for spitting, typically used in places such as public restrooms, doctor's offices, and bars.

Synonyms for Cuspidor:

What are the hypernyms for Cuspidor?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    spittoon, spit receptacle, spitting vessel.

What are the hyponyms for Cuspidor?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for cuspidor (as nouns)

Usage examples for Cuspidor

If I've told my chief officer once I've told him fifty times, I will not have a cuspidor on the bridge for the man at the wheel.
William McFee
The banker took the cigar from his mouth, flicked the ashes into the cuspidor, removed his leg from the table, and replied calmly, with a half-smile: "It looks to me as if it were all fixed up, now.
"The Last Woman"
Ross Beeckman
Without a word the Sheriff dropped the coins into the cuspidor.
"The Girl of the Golden West"
David Belasco

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