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My wife, an English major, did a spit-take when we learned my little word was being added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
the spirit of a dead person that someone sees or hears
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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Definition and synonyms of spit take from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.