Spad vs Spag - What's the difference?

spad | spag |

As an adjective spad

is thin, tiny, young.

As a verb spad

is .

As a noun spag is

big, clumsy foot.



Alternative forms

* SpAd


(en noun)
  • A government adviser, often in a political or media role.
  • * 2009 , Ben Wright, Hidden world of the political advisers, BBC:
  • A successful stint as a spad can be a crucial political apprenticeship - as many of the current crop of professional politicians including the Miliband brothers, David Cameron and George Osborne can testify - so long as they stay in the dark.
  • * 2012 , Avoid The Thick of It-style spad appointments, ministers told, The Guardian :
  • The hit BBC sitcom satirising the inner workings of Whitehall and the so-called spads contains "more than a grain of truth", the head of the cross-party public administration select committee has warned.




    (Initialism) (head)
  • (UK, education) Spelling, punctuation and grammar: a set of criteria used in marking certain examinations.
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