or spik, spick
- a contemptuous term used to refer to a Spanish-American person.
Origin of spic
Examples from the Web for spick
Historical Examples of spick
I don't know I ever did see the house so spick and span before!Alice Adams
She looked just the same as when I last saw her—spick and span, and—dry.Scottish Ghost Stories
A pretty red house, all spick and span, and not a soul in it, far as I could see.Hildegarde's Holiday
Laura E. Richards
And there's a spotless table-cloth, and all the accessories are spick and span.The Explorer
W. Somerset Maugham
This is probably the true explanation of spick and span new.
spick or spik
- 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 for spic
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.