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tobacco spitter n Also spitter, tobacco chewer, ~ eater [See tobacco spit (at tobacco juice n)] scattered, but less freq N Atl, Gulf States, West See Map

A grasshopper n 1.

1896 Abbott Bird-Land 229 NEast, Big brown grasshoppers—the “tobacco-spitters” of boyhood days. 1950 WELS (Other names for the grasshopper) WI, 1 Inf, Longhorn hopper known to young farm boys as “tobacco spitter”; 1 Inf, Tobacco spitter; 1 Inf, Tobacco chewer. 1965–70 DARE (Qu. R6, . . Names . . for grasshoppers) 51 Infs, scattered, but less freq N Atl, Gulf States, West, Tobacco spitter; AZ10, MO29, PA58, SC32, WI58, Tobacco spitter [FW: Infs described as children’s word]; IL64, Tobacco spitter—heard that as a kid; PA34, Tobacco spitter—as kids; MS53, NY41, SC21, Tobacco spitter—heard (old-fashioned); IA22, Tobacco spitter—old-fashioned; IL37, Spitters; IA21, MO38, Tobacco chewers; VA47, Bacco [ˈbækɚ] chewer; bacca-chewing son-of-a-bitch; PA68, Tobacco eater; (Qu. R9a) Inf GA3, Tobacco spitter. 1970 DARE FW Addit VA, I heard the term tobacco spitter pronounced [ˈbækə ˈspɪdə] from an old woman.

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