Spine vs Spide - What's the difference?

spine | spide |


As nouns the difference between spine and spide

is that spine is proprietress (of a shop, café, or brothel) while spide is (northern irish english|pejorative) a chav or smick.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

spine

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • The series of bones situated at the back from the head to the pelvis of a person, or from the head to the tail of an animal; backbone, vertebral column.
  • * 1851 , (Herman Melville), (Moby-Dick) , :
  • If you attentively regard almost any quadruped's spine , you will be struck with the resemblance of its vertebrae to a strung necklace of dwarfed skulls.
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  • Something resembling a backbone, such as a ridge, or a long, central structure from which other structures radiate.
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  • # The narrow, bound edge of a book.
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  • A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
  • * 1871 , (Charles Darwin), (w) , :
  • The male, as Dr. Gunther informs me, has a cluster of stiff, straight spines , like those of a comb, on the sides of the tail.
  • (figurative) Courage or assertiveness.
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  • Derived terms

    * send shivers down someone's spine * spina bifida * spinal * spinal canal * spinal column * spinal cord * spine board * spineless * spiniferous * spinose * spinous * spiny

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    spide

    English

    Noun

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

    *[http://www.thevacuum.org.uk/issues/issues0120/issue06/is06artwhaspi.html] A Belfast community newsletter *[http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/gmhp/dictionary/dictionary_s.shtml] BBC list of Belfast slang

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