Definition of “spade” - English Dictionary

“spade” in British English

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spadenoun

uk /speɪd/ us /speɪd/

spade noun (PERSON)

[ C ] offensive old-fashioned an offensive word for a black person

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(Definition of “spade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“spade” in American English

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spadenoun [ C ]

us /speɪd/

a tool with a blade for digging, esp. one with a long handle

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