Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An eating utensil having a spoonlike bowl and tines.

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  • noun An eating utensil shaped like a spoon, the bowl of which is divided into tines like those of a fork, and so has the function of both implements; some sporks have a serrated edge so they can also function as a knife.
  • verb transitive To move or impale (food etc.) with a spork.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Blend of spoon and fork.]

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Blend of spoon and fork; originally a trademark

Examples

  • The spork is the hermaphrodite of the kitchen utensil universe.

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  • A spork is a perfect metaphor for human existance.

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  • He brought a spork to school, and in case you don't know, a spork is a highly evolved utensil, half spoon, half fork, all action, especially for Cub Scouts who camp.

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  • Axually MJ widda cween, a runcible sppon is the real name for wut stoopies now call a spork becawse they too stoppy to know data spork is awreddy called a runcible spoon.

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  • But let's not call a spoon a spork here (because, of course, the spork is the most ideal of food instruments) by saying this Mother's Day weekend race is the Southern 500.

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  • But let's not call a spoon a spork here (because, of course, the spork is the most ideal of food instruments) by saying this Mother's Day weekend race is the Southern 500.

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  • But let's not call a spoon a spork here (because, of course, the spork is the most ideal of food instruments) by saying this Mother's Day weekend race is the Southern 500.

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  • But let's not call a spoon a spork here (because, of course, the spork is the most ideal of food instruments) by saying this Mother's Day weekend race is the Southern 500.

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  • But let's not call a spoon a spork here (because, of course, the spork is the most ideal of food instruments) by saying this Mother's Day weekend race is the Southern 500.

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  • But let's not call a spoon a spork here (because, of course, the spork is the most ideal of food instruments) by saying this Mother's Day weekend race is the Southern 500.

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Comments

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  • for the lazy man on the go

    December 6, 2006

  • Probably preferable to foon.

    April 1, 2007

  • If the fork goes to the left of the plate, and the spoon goes to the right, just toss the spork in the middle of all the food. The perfect compromise!

    May 8, 2007

  • A classic example of the whole being far less than the sum of its parts. Have you ever tried to use one of these things?

    October 11, 2007

  • The stab potential is greatly reduced. Not good.

    October 11, 2007

  • Sure, the stab potential is reduced for the food. But what about us poor souls who can't get the damn spork to work?

    October 11, 2007

  • Spork. Used in jails as a spoon and a fork. Usually it's plastic so it can't harm anyone.

    April 21, 2012