What is another word for spittoon?

43 synonyms found


[ spɪtˈuːn], [ spɪtˈuːn], [ s_p_ɪ_t_ˈuː_n]

A spittoon, also known as a cuspidor, is a container used to spit tobacco, phlegm, or other substances. Other synonyms for spittoon include sputum jar, tobacco jar, drool cup, and expectoration vessel. In the past, spittoons were commonly used in public spaces such as bars, train stations, and offices. However, with the decline in tobacco use and the rise of hygiene standards, spittoons are now rarely used and considered unsanitary. Synonyms for spittoon may vary by region, culture, and language, but they all share the common purpose of collecting saliva or other bodily fluids.

What are the hypernyms for Spittoon?

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

Usage examples for Spittoon

The spittoon knows its place in the corner, as if treated by tobacco chewers with oft indignity.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage
He jerked his head toward the old man and drew the spittoon near with his feet.
"Northern Lights"
Gilbert Parker
Mr. Hopper neither drinks nor smokes, but he uses the spittoon with more freedom in this atmosphere.
"The Crisis, Volume 6"
Winston Churchill

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