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spruik

[sprook] /spruk/
verb (used without object), Australian Slang.
1.
to make or give a speech, especially extensively or elaborately; spiel; orate.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; origin uncertain
Related forms
spruiker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spruik

spruik

/ˈspruːɪk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Austral, archaic, slang) to speak in public (used esp of a showman or salesman)
Derived Forms
spruiker, noun
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for spruik

1916, of unknown origin.

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