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splatter

[splat-er] /ˈsplæt ər/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to splash and scatter upon impact:
The paint splattered when I dropped the bucket.
noun
2.
an act or instance of splattering.
3.
the quantity splattered:
to wipe up a splatter of ketchup on the rug.
adjective
4.
characterized by gory imagery:
splatter films.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; blend of splash and spatter
Related forms
unsplattered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for splattered

splatter

/ˈsplætə/
verb
1.
to splash with small blobs; spatter
noun
2.
a splash of liquid, mud, etc
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Word Origin and History for splattered

splatter

v.

1784, but earlier in splatterdash (1772), perhaps a blend of spatter and splash.

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