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