Sulphite Sul"phite, n. [Cf. F. sulfite. See {Sulphur}.] 1. (Chem.) A salt of sulphurous acid; -- called also {sulfite}. [1913 Webster]

2. A person who is spontaneous and original in his habits of thought and conversation. [Archaic Slang] -- {Sul*phit"ic}, a. [Slang]

A sulphite is a person who does his own thinking, he is a person who has surprises up his sleeve. He is explosive. --Gelett Burgess. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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