- a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.
Also Archaic, lick·spit [lik-spit] /ˈlɪkˌspɪt/.
Origin of lickspittle
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You get up right after midnight to practice being a lickspittle and a trimmer!Such is Life
- a flattering or servile person
Word Origin and History for lickspittle
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