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A derogatory term for an African American, more commonly used in the post-Civil War era than today.
No you can't sit with me, you damn spade.
by tvh2k December 11, 2002
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One who has a mania for music.
I am a melomaniac.
by Larstait November 14, 2003
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It means to have something positively, right across the board.

Spades in a deck of cards is considered the highest point counting group of cards of the four suits in the deck. To have it in spades, means you are fortunate to have the highest level of satisfaction, or respect, or integrity or whatever you can refer to being the best of the best

Without question and beyond doubt
EX1: Minnesota girls have hotness in spades!
EX2: She has dance moves in spades.
by Urbanator#1 January 09, 2012
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Another name for a small shovel.
The man used the spade to dig the grave that he would put his next victim in.
by All_Knowing September 14, 2005
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A sturdy digging tool having a thick handle and a heavy, flat blade that can be pressed into the ground with the foot, that is usually called by its proper term
"I call a spade a 'spade'"
by Andy Tiger May 25, 2005
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