from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To spatter with or as if with mud: "a thoughtful, anti-activist judge being bespattered with charges of racism, sexism, hypocrisy and dishonesty” ( William Safire).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To spatter or cover with something; sprinkle with anything liquid, or with any wet or adhesive substance.
- v. To soil by spattering.
- v. To asperse with calumny or reproach; shend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To soil by spattering; to sprinkle, esp. with dirty water, mud, or anything which will leave foul spots or stains.
- transitive v. To asperse with calumny or reproach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To soil by spattering; sprinkle with anything liquid, or with any wet or adhesive substance.
- Figuratively, to asperse with calumny or reproach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spot, splash, or soil
From be- + spatter. (Wiktionary)