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A piece of spittle and mucus that has been spat out; (as a mass noun) phlegm, spittle.
no object To spit.
1990s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From flob<br>1970s; earliest use found in New Musical Express. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from phl- in + -ob, phonetically respelled.
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