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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from splash + spatter

splatter

verb
     
splat‧ter [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
if liquid splatters somewhere, or if someone splatters it, it falls or is thrown onto a surface [= spatter]
splatter something with something
The room was splattered with blood.
splatter over/across
Paint splattered all over the carpet.

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