Lick-spittle
Lick-spittle Lick"-spit`tle (-sp[i^]t`t'l), n. An abject flatterer or parasite. --Theodore Hook. [1913 Webster]

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  • lick-spittle — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lick-platter — lickˈspittle or (rare) lickˈ platter noun A toady • • • Main Entry: ↑lick …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lick — (l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Licked} (l[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Licking}.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likk[=o]n, D. likken, OHG. lecch[=o]n, G. lecken, Goth. bi laig[=o]n, Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei chein, Skr. lih, rih. [root]121. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lick the spittle of — Lick Lick (l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Licked} (l[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Licking}.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likk[=o]n, D. likken, OHG. lecch[=o]n, G. lecken, Goth. bi laig[=o]n, Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei chein, Skr. lih, rih.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lick into shape — Lick Lick (l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Licked} (l[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Licking}.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likk[=o]n, D. likken, OHG. lecch[=o]n, G. lecken, Goth. bi laig[=o]n, Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei chein, Skr. lih, rih.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lick the dust — Lick Lick (l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Licked} (l[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Licking}.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likk[=o]n, D. likken, OHG. lecch[=o]n, G. lecken, Goth. bi laig[=o]n, Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei chein, Skr. lih, rih.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lick up — Lick Lick (l[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Licked} (l[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Licking}.] [AS. liccian; akin to OS. likk[=o]n, D. likken, OHG. lecch[=o]n, G. lecken, Goth. bi laig[=o]n, Russ. lizate, L. lingere, Gr. lei chein, Skr. lih, rih.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lickspittle — 1. noun /ˈlɪkspɪtl/ a) A fawning toady; a base sycophant.<ref name= OED:lick spittle /> b) The practice of giving empty flattery for personal gain. Syn: brown noser …   Wiktionary

  • lickspittle — also lick spittle, sycophant, abject toady, 1741, from LICK (Cf. lick) (v.1) + SPITTLE (Cf. spittle) …   Etymology dictionary

  • servility — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Obsequiousness Nouns 1. servility, obsequiousness, subserviency; abasement (see humility); prostration, genuflection; fawning, ingratiation; tuft hunting, timeserving, flunkyism; sycophancy, flattery.… …   English dictionary for students

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