Synonyms of spade


1. spade, playing card

usage: a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it; "she led a low spade"; "spades were trumps"

2. spade, hand shovel

usage: a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot

3. nigger, nigga, spade, coon, jigaboo, nigra, Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid

usage: (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"


1. spade, dig, delve, cut into, turn over

usage: dig (up) with a spade; "I spade compost into the flower beds"

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