American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Spitz, Mark Born 1950. American swimmer who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic games, the most ever won by an athlete at a single Olympics. He won 11 medals at the 1972 and 1976 games, setting a record for Olympic swimmers that was later tied by Matt Biondi.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spitz-dog.
- n. any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
“•Trouble spots: There could be two new starters on the offensive line where guard/center Jason Spitz is pushing four-year starter Scott Wells at center.”
“Proper diagnosis is frequently overlooked because children often have a few little brown or reddish brown spots, called Spitz nevi.”
“The Szilard familys climb was speeded by a name changefrom Spitz to the Hungarian-sounding Szilardin 1900.”
“The current promotion is for the The Mayflower in DC (aka Spitz Tryst hotel) but we've got our eyes on the Mardi Gras package at the Renaissance Pere Marquette which goes up for auction on”
“He is of the "Spitz" breed, and, as his master keeps a dye-house, we think he is used as an advertisement.”
“As Spitz notes, it has its roots in their early years as boys in the middle-class London suburb of Dartford, where the two lived, literally and figuratively, on different sides of the tracks.”
“Spitz approached the book conventionally enough, researching it like a biography, though he wasn't able talk to Mick Jagger himself.”
“People tend to see things now as clips," says Vanity Fair blogger and author Marc Spitz.”
“I definitely sat down with my editor for a lot of back-and-forth about how to present it," Spitz says.”
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