|informal a person who provides a favourable slant to an item of news, potentially unpopular policy, etc, esp on behalf of a political personality or party|
|[C20: from the spin given to a ball in various sports to make it go in the desired direction]|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
spin doctor definition
An individual charged with getting others to interpret a statement or event from a particular viewpoint, as in Charlie is the governor's spin doctor. This term, born about 1980 along with spin control, uses doctor in the colloquial sense of "one who repairs something."