Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps representing a frequentative form of spew.


spawl (uncountable)

  1. Scattered or ejected spittle.


spawl (third-person singular simple present spawls, present participle spawling, simple past and past participle spawled)

  1. (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To scatter spittle from the mouth; to spit.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To say in a rough manner.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit


spawl (plural spawls)

  1. Alternative form of spall

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for spawl in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)