A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
1846 in the schoolboy sense; 1905 in the baseball sense, from spit + ball (n.1).
Nothing; zilch, zip: ''What'd she come up with?'' ''Spit''
hot spit, not count for spit, not worth a bucket of warm spit, swap spit
[1960s+; a euphemism for shit]