(Irish) a person who was a student for the priesthood but who has withdrawn or been dismissed
noun 1. a person or thing that spoils. 2. a person who robs or ravages; despoiler; plunderer. 3. Aeronautics. a device used to break up the airflow around an aerodynamic surface, as an aircraft wing, in order to slow the movement through the air or to decrease the lift on the surface and, as a […]
noun, U.S. Politics. 1. a third political party formed to draw votes away from one of the two major parties, thus spoiling its chance of winning an election.
noun, Cards. 1. a game played by two to ten persons having five cards each. noun 1. a card game for two or more players with five cards each
- Spoil for
Be eager for, as in He’s just spoiling for a fight. This idiom nearly always refers to some kind of altercation. It may allude to spoil in the sense of “deteriorate over a period of time.” [ Mid-1800s ]