Spade vs Spide - What's the difference?

spade | spide |

As an adjective spade

is .

As a noun spide is

(northern irish english|pejorative) a chav or smick.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia spade)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) spadu, spada, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.
  • * 1898 , , Chapter 4
  • 'Make your mind easy,' Ratsey said; 'I have dug too often in this graveyard for any to wonder if they see me with a spade .'
  • A playing card marked with the symbol .
  • I've got only one spade in my hand.
  • (offensive, ethnic slur) A black person.
  • A cutting instrument used in flensing a whale.
  • Verb

  • To turn over soil with a spade to loosen the ground for planting.
  • (videogaming) To collect and statistically analyze data, for the purpose of determining the underlying random number generator structure or numeric formula.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare spay, noun.

    Alternative forms

    * spaid * spayade


    (en noun)
  • A hart or stag three years old.
  • A castrated man or animal.
  • (Webster 1913)


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    (en noun)
  • (Northern Irish English, pejorative) a chav or smick.
  • References

    *[] A Belfast community newsletter *[] BBC list of Belfast slang


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