Definitions

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  • adjective Having a dry mouth; greatly frightened; see usage notes below.

Etymologies

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From spit +‎ -less.

Examples

  • Both U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., whose Skoal and Copenhagen brands dominate the snuff market, and Swedish Match, a smaller rival, are test-marketing new "spitless" products in several cities around the country.

    Changing Habits

  • These products are "sold cold," "spitless," flavored in "yummy" flavors, and the packages are very appealing to males and females alike.

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  • Because of that and having lived until my teens (in the mid-1930s) in a rural environment, it is beyond my comprehension that any adult Canadian males can be so soft as to be scared "spitless" of firearms.

    Edmonton Sun

  • R.J. Reynolds is advertising Camel Snus, a tobacco packet that wedges in the upper lip and, unlike chewing tobacco, is promoted as "spitless" because low salt content spares users the unpleasantness of public expectoration.

    Francis Anderson

  • Deep down in a very simple uncomplicated place they just, .. scare me spitless.

    Rifles of Interest, Vol. 2

  • De Mint, Hatch and the rest of the Regressives are scared spitless of a recognized Tea Party.

    Think Progress » Palin Supports Creation Of Third Party: ‘That Can Be Part Of A Healthy Process’

  • Unfortunately, many of the younger generation now think hunting is sitting in a box stand, watching a corn feeder and being bored spitless.

    What Happened to Squirrel Hunting?

  • Reynolds, the maker of Camel and Pall Mall smokes, is trying to shift its consumers to its smokeless brands, including moist snuff and Swedish-style snus, a type of spitless oral tobacco that comes in pouches.

    Firing Up Tobacco Sales—Without the Smoke

  • Unfortunately, many of the younger generation now think hunting is sitting in a box stand, watching a corn feeder and being bored spitless.

    What Happened to Squirrel Hunting?

  • Deep down in a very simple uncomplicated place they just, .. scare me spitless.

    Rifles of Interest, Vol. 2

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