MEANING: verb tr., intr.: 1. To spit; 2. To eject by coughing.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin expectorare (to expel from the chest), from ex- (out) + pectus (br east). Earliest documented use: 1601.


EXPECTORATE - I'm waiting for the Church service to start

TEXPECTORATE - Ted Cruz is thumping his chest again...

EXPERTORATE - the authority has spoken