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lickspittle

[lik-spit-l]
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noun
  1. a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.
Also Archaic, lick·spit [lik-spit] /ˈlɪkˌspɪt/.

Origin of lickspittle

First recorded in 1620–30; lick + spittle
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British Dictionary definitions for lick-spit

lickspittle

noun
  1. a flattering or servile person
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Word Origin and History for lick-spit

lickspittle

n.

also lick-spittle, "sycophant, abject toady," 1741, from lick (v.1) + spittle.

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