Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is considered clumsy or inept.
  • intransitive v. To be clumsy or inept.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stupid person.
  • n. A hyperactive person.
  • n. An incompetent person.
  • n. A tantrum, a fit.
  • v. To have a tantrum or fit.
  • v. To malfunction, go on the fritz.

Etymologies

Short for spastic and spasm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From spastic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Usually anger accompanied by confusion and comic drama directed at friends and/or family as the result of some catastrophic trifle.

    March 4, 2008

  • Zaps in reverse.

    July 22, 2007