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spic

or spik, spick

[spik] /spɪk/
noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Spanish-American person.
Origin of spic
1910-1915
1910-15; earlier also spig, short for spiggoty; claimed, perhaps correctly, to derive from an accented pronunciation of (No) speak the (English)
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  • On the other hand, all the officers looked as spic and span as on parade.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • She was as spic and span as if she had only just left the builder's hands.

  • They both looked so spic and span that Terry realized how different he looked, himself.

    The Pike's Peak Rush Edwin L. Sabin
  • Grgoire threw the cards into the fire and replaced them with a spic and span new "deck" that he took from his saddle-bags.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • Its wonders were as fresh to the children as though the entertainment had just left winter quarters, all spic and span.

  • The three motor boats were ready in the water, with burgees flying and looking as spic and span as human energy could make them.

  • On rocky ground I procured a really fine Acanthus, leaves all flesh-coloured, subscandens, spic.

  • Penny shook water from her coat and stepped into the spic and span living room.

    Clue of the Silken Ladder Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for spic

spic

/spɪk/
noun
1.
(US, slang) a derogatory word for a person from a Spanish-speaking country in South or Central America or a Spanish-speaking community in the US
Word Origin
C20: perhaps alluding to a foreigner's mispronunciation of speak
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Word Origin and History for spic
n.

derogatory for "Latino person," 1913, from cliche protestation, No spick English. Earlier spiggoty (1910 "speak-a the ..."); the term is said to have originated in Panama during the canal construction. But it also was applied from an early date to Italians, and some have suggested an alteration of spaghetti.

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Slang definitions & phrases for spic

spick

adjective

: Jill don't want anyone to know she got a spic baby

noun

  1. A Latino or person of such descent: female spick, short, fat (1913+)
  2. The Spanish language (1933+)

[fr the presumed protestation ''No spick English'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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