spik

[ spik ]
/ spɪk /

noun

Definition for spiks (2 of 2)

spic

or spik, spick

[ spik ]
/ spɪk /

noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a Spanish-American person.

Origin of spic

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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British Dictionary definitions for spiks (1 of 2)

spik
/ (spɪk) /

noun

a variant spelling of spic

British Dictionary definitions for spiks (2 of 2)

spic

spick or spik

/ (spɪk) /

noun

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

C20: perhaps alluding to a foreigner's mispronunciation of speak
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