Definition of Spitting image

1. Noun. A perfect likeness or counterpart.

Generic synonyms: Alikeness, Likeness, Similitude



Definition of Spitting image

1. Noun. (colloquial) The exact likeness (of someone). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spitting Image

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spittal
spittals
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spitters
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spitting-cobra
spitting cobra
spitting cobras
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spitting image (current term)
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spittle insect
spittlebug
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spittoon
spittoons
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Literary usage of Spitting image

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"spitting image was once commonly cited as an error, in dictionaries and ... 1983 I could swear it's the spitting image of the house I saw —David M. Schwartz ..."

2. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for by Thomas Ewbank (1849)
"Though he succeeded in getting them unperceived into his den, his fire-spitting image had no fears for the enraged loser, who was too familiar with such ..."

3. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for by Thomas Ewbank (1858)
"Though he succeeded in getting them unperceived into his den, his fire-spitting image had no fears for the enraged loser, who was too familiar with such ..."

4. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and Other Machines for by Thomas Ewbank (1851)
"... his fire-spitting image had DO fears for the enraged loser, who was too familiar with such things to Jread them. This primitive prevalence of robbery ..."

5. The Nantucket Scrap Basket: Being a Collection of Characteristic Stories and by Sons and Daughters of Nantucket (1916)
""spitting image"—A rather inelegant term, implying a striking resemblance, as of a child to a parent; but why "spitting" no one seems to know. ..."

6. The Book Buyer by Charles Scribner's Sons (1898)
"A man who looks like another man is said to be " the spitting image of him." Sometimes the figure is carried a little further and to a closer likeness with ..."

7. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2005)
"Tiny, malformed, and bandy-legged, it was still the spitting image of him. Had Davey been holding on to it all these years? Tending it in a cage? ..."

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