Spad vs Spay - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between spad and spay
is that spad
is while spay
is to remove or destroy the ovaries (of an animal) so that it cannot become pregnant.
As an adjective spad
is thin, tiny, young.
As a noun spay is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A government adviser, often in a political or media role.
* 2009 , Ben Wright,
Hidden world of the political advisers, BBC:
* 2012 ,
- 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.
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.
From the (etyl) espeier, equivalent to the (etyl) .
To remove or destroy the ovaries (of an animal) so that it cannot become pregnant.
* castrate, emasculate (for a male)
* sterilize (used for all species and for both genders)
spay, v.'']” listed in the '' [2nd Ed.; 1989
spay]” listed as a variant spelling of “[http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50232517 spaya(r)d, spayd]”, listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989