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lickspittle

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

Origin of lickspittle

First recorded in 1620–30; lick + spittle
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How to use lickspittle in a sentence

  • Picture Maddow having said at some point that Benedict was "a capitalist lickspittle."

    Darks Days for Bill Donohue|Michael Tomasky|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • You get up right after midnight to practice being a lickspittle and a trimmer!

    Such is Life|Frank Wedekind
  • Had I been the most contemptible lickspittle on the meanest and greediest quest, his expression could not have been worse.

    A Dash .. .. .. For a Throne|Arthur W. Marchmont

British Dictionary definitions for lickspittle

lickspittle
/ (ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl) /

noun
a flattering or servile person
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