- spicebush swallowtail,
- spick and span,
or spik, spick
noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
Origin of spic
Examples from the Web for spick
"Everything orderly and sanitary and spick and span—not a blade of grass out of place," was Polly's comment.The Turtles of Tasman|Jack London
On deck everything was spick and span, and not the slightest evidence of a storm or any other disturbance could be found.Great Pirate Stories|Various
Then, when everything was spick and span, they ran outdoors again and beckoned the seagulls.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
Presently Egerton came downstairs, spick and span, but not quite so smart.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell
He was there, spick and span, in a biled shirt and diamond pin, and all that.Lone Pine|R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
spick or spik
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.