From Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, “any broad blade of metal or wood”). Cognates include spatula.
spathic (comparative more spathic, superlative most spathic)
- (geology, mineralogy) Having good cleavage.
- (slang) Having attractive cleavage of the breasts.
1996 April 14, Lingster, “NEW: AMAZON ARTIFACT 7/8 (M/F cs ama. trans.)”, in alt.amazon-women.admirers (Usenet):
Stephanie pressed Steve's 25-inch chest (64 cm) into the crevice between her own spathic, hypertrophied milk-producing organs.
2000 April 7, Alex Jay Berman, “Re: Cleavage”, in misc.writing (Usenet):
So? Any of you out there wanna demonstrate how spathic you are?
- 2003 September 26, "Captain Button" (username), "Re: Orogeny, erogeny wasn't Re: Slide rules", in rec.arts.sf.written and sci.geo.geology, Usenet:
- Didn't the Alfred Bester tribute in one of the Callahan's Bar stories use the old geologist's pun of describing a young woman as "spathic"?
2005 June 29, David McMillan, “Re: Sea Wasp is not happy with us”, in rec.arts.sf.written (Usenet):
It only makes up for the lack of spathic content if the tentacles are, ahem, 'Centaurian' in nature.