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Noun: spade  speyd
  1. A sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot
  2. A playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it
    "she led a low spade"; "spades were trumps"
  3. [offensive] (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
    "only a Black can call another Black a spade";
Verb: spade  speyd
  1. Dig (up) with a spade
    "I spade compost into the flower beds"

Sounds like: soulless, sol, spade

Derived forms: spading, spades, spaded

Type of: Black, Black person, cut into, delve, dig, hand shovel, Negro, playing card, turn over

Part of: major suit

Encyclopedia: Spade, TX