or spik, spick
- a contemptuous term used to refer to a Spanish-American person.
Origin of spic
- a variant spelling of spic
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 and History for spiks
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.