from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To spit upon; soil with spittle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To daub or soil with spittle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To spit upon; soil with spittle.


From Middle English bispitten, equivalent to be- +‎ spit. Compare bespet. (Wiktionary)


  • And found there the blessed Denis preaching, and made him cruelly to be beaten, bespit and despised, and fast to be bounden with Rusticus and Eleutherius, and to be brought tofore him: And when he saw that the saints were constant and firm in the acknowledging of our Lord, he was much heavy and sorrowful.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And dye my cane-spear's joint in blood by wound of foe bespit:

    Arabian nights. English

  • And dye my cane-spear’s joint in blood by wound of foe bespit:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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