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  1. [context: Northern Irish English, pejorative] a chav or smick.


Spide: A spide is a pejorative stereotype in Northern Ireland, particularly in Belfast, used to refer to young, working class thuggish males. The female version of a spide is a "millie", a term that is decades old and formerly referred to girls who worked in the Belfast mills. Essentially the equivalent to the English "chav", many negative perceptions are associated with the stereotype. These include allegations that they engage in anti-social behaviour including drug dealing, car theft, joyriding, and loitering in public places in large groups, usually drinking alcohol and causing commotion. They are also seen as boy racers that drive inconsiderately in "souped-up" 1990s era hot hatches and sedans, particularly Vauxhalls and Hondas. Many are unemployed and live off benefits. In terms of dress code, they are perceived as having high and tight haircuts and being clad in jewellery and sportswear, usually baseball caps, Berghaus and Helly Hansen jackets, tracksuits and Nike Air Max trainers.

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Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

past spide, past part, spided or spddan, tx. ; spidiq speedy, sptdiglic, spidignts. Spell, a turn, a job, a charm, to charm by magic, to analyse a word into letters; (past) spelt, (past part.) spelt, spell'-ing. Spelling-book .

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1967 Spictown noun a Spanish-speaking neighbourhood US, 1969 spide noun a member ofaBelfast subcultural urban adolescent grouping that seems to be defined bya hip-hop dress and jewellery sense UK: NORTHERN IRELAND, ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

spide n British a synonym for chav, in vogue in 2004. It is said to originate in Belfast slang. spidge nBritish chewing gum. The term was posted on the b3ta website.

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z (2006)

by Eric Partridge

99, 1969 spide noun a member of a Belfast subcultural urban adolescent grouping that seems to be defined by a hip-hop dress ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Not farre away, not meete for any guest, Tliey spide a little cottage, like some poor man's nett. Spemer. Faerie Queene, book iv.

Google previewAn accurate new spelling dictionary, and expositor of the English language ... The sixth edition, much improved (1788)

by Anne Fisher

a small nqisi- spide'r - nec \ Deziurate, '11. to gild or'covfl' with geld Deaurfltionpi. the, act ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary ... (1755)

And Also a Brief and Clear Explication ... of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Charters ... Proper Names of Men, Women, and Remarkable Places in Great-Britain: Also the Dialects of Our Different Countries ... To which is Added, a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs ... by Nathan Bailey

VANGA, a Spide or Mattock. O L. VAUUE [va/run F. of verb', L.] worth, VANGUABJD [Avwl Gaul', F.] the Price, Efleem. sirsi Lineof an Army drawn up in Bztulia. ' To VALUE, to set a Price upon, to VANILOQIENCE [vznr/aquzytia, L.] esteem.

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Scrabble value of S1P3I1D2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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