Definition of spod in English:

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Pronunciation: /spɒd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


British informal
A dull or socially inept person, especially someone who is excessively studious: surfing the Net is a popular late-night pastime for spods
More example sentences
  • Ever since four spods from Merseyside were met by crowds of screaming girls at JFK, conquering the States has always been the ultimate goal of any group from these shores.
  • He ends by saying that the programme ‘is no longer the domain solely of sci-fi spods, this is must-see TV for everyone.’
  • It's likely that these TV spods aren't actually lefty liberals with a will to help the poor and needy.



adjective (spoddier, spoddiest)
Example sentences
  • And this morning, despite claiming to have had spoddy dreams, of this conversation he had no memory whatsoever.
  • I got rather excited this morning in a spoddy kind of way when I received my first piece of mail where the postage was priced up entirely in euros.
  • Awkward and spoddy, most are post-graduate students or in their first job in the City.


1980s: of unknown origin.

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