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Meaning of "lickspittle" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LICKSPITTLE

lickspittle  [ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LICKSPITTLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lickspittle is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LICKSPITTLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lickspittle

Sycophancy

Sycophancy is flattery that is very obedient, or an indication of deference to another, to an excessive or servile degree. A user of sycophancy, is referred to as a sycophant.

Definition of lickspittle in the English dictionary

The definition of lickspittle in the dictionary is a flattering or servile person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LICKSPITTLE


acropetal
əˈkrɒpɪtəl
basipetal
beɪˈsɪpɪtəl
bicipital
baɪˈsɪpɪtəl
capital
ˈkæpɪtəl
Capitol
ˈkæpɪtəl
centripetal
sɛnˈtrɪpɪtəl
digital
ˈdɪdʒɪtəl
hospital
ˈhɒspɪtəl
little
ˈlɪtəl
multicipital
ˌmʌltɪˈsɪpɪtəl
multihospital
ˌmʌltɪˈhɒspɪtəl
noncapital
ˌnɒnˈkæpɪtəl
nonhospital
ˌnɒnˈhɒspɪtəl
occipital
ɒkˈsɪpɪtəl
posthospital
ˌpəʊstˈhɒspɪtəl
pulpital
ˈpʊlpɪtəl
quadricipital
ˌkwɒdrɪˈsɪpɪtəl
spital
ˈspɪtəl
spittle
ˈspɪtəl
suboccipital
ˌsʌbɒkˈsɪpɪtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LICKSPITTLE

licitly
licitness
lick
lick into shape
lick one´s chops
lick one´s lips
lick one´s wounds
lick the boots of
lick-alike
licker
lickerish
lickerishly
lickerishness
lickety-split
licking
lickpenny
lickspit
licorice
lictor
lictorian

WORDS THAT END LIKE LICKSPITTLE

battle
belittle
bottle
brittle
cuittle
Doolittle
embrittle
frog spittle
kittle
knittle
little by little
no little
not a little
quite a little
skittle
smittle
tittle
toad spittle
vittle
whittle

Synonyms and antonyms of lickspittle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lickspittle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LICKSPITTLE

Find out the translation of lickspittle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lickspittle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lickspittle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

lickspittle
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lickspittle
570 millions of speakers

English

lickspittle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चाटुकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

lickspittle
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

холуй
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lickspittle
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

থুতুচাটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lickspittle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lickspittle
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Speichellecker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

lickspittle
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아첨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lickspittle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người xu nịnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறுக்கத்தக்கவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिक्सिमल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yalaka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

leccapiedi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lickspittle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

холуй
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lickspittle
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

lickspittle
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slijmerd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lickspittle
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lickspittle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lickspittle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LICKSPITTLE»

The term «lickspittle» is normally little used and occupies the 149.512 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LICKSPITTLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lickspittle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lickspittle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lickspittle

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LICKSPITTLE»

Discover the use of lickspittle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lickspittle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Bethany and the Zombie Jesus
The sudden silence made Lickspittle dare to look directly at his attackers. All of them stared at him, jaws dropped, mouths agape, stunned. Puzzled, Lickspittle glanced behind him, wondering if someone else was in the shower. No one was.
Jake Bible
2
The Oxford rambler
TOADY LICKSPITTLE. HON. TOADY LICKSPITTLE. Stemmata quid faciunt, quid prodest Pontice longo Sanguine censeriP — Juv. A SYNOPSIS OF ARISTOTLE'S irepi Xovrputv. A SYNOPSIS OF ARISTOTLE'S. There is in most Colleges a ...
3
Too Few for Drums
Croyde was not much dismayed by Lickspittle's death and was not, in fact, engaged in burying him, although he made a pretense of collecting pieces of rock so long as he thought he was being watched. Uppermost in his mind when he had ...
R.F. Delderfield, 2001
4
Punch
Old LICKSPITTLE, from Baker Street, sends Young LICKSPITTLE to Trinity that he may form " connections " there, and become acquainted with sucking lords, with whom he may walk down Pall Mall in after life. And yet, from accounts which  ...
Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, 1845
5
Que Ell One: A War Satire
“That's Nui Ta Dom Mountain, sir,” Captain Lickspittle hurried a small voice into the general's ear. “Damn it, Lickspittle, don't correct me.” “Sir, yes sir.” Kegresse clamped his hands on the podium. “The tactical movements on Whiskey Mountain ...
Skip E. Lee, 2009
6
The Medical Pickwick: A Monthly Literary Magazine of Wit and ...
I'-I-l (I /Z) ' PT' Pmoo LICKSPITTLE. De;cription: 74 years, 6 feet, two; color, very dull; red goatee. This is a very sad case, oh, very sad indeed. Probably poetry only could do him justice. But this is no place for poetry. We cannot resist, however, ...
‎1920
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The shackles of an old love. By Mārā
She was awakened by the nightmare vision of her Duenna bending over her, saying, — " Now, your Leddyship, 'ere we be, and Mr. Lickspittle 'imself to meet us, bless 'is 'art !" Vixie was led forth in a limp and semi-unconscious state, and ...
Maria Wilkin, 1882
8
The Zephyrman
Poor Old Lickspittle came to the fancy dress party dressed as Burlington Bertie. He looked worse for wear: for he had been out drinking since five thirty with business friends. At the Jungle Bar he got his words all tangled up when he tried to ...
John A. Walker, 2007
9
Music-lovers
Poor Old Lickspittle came to the fancy dress party dressed as Burlington Bertie. He looked worse for wear: for he had been out drinking since five thirty with business friends. At the Jungle Bar he got his words all tangled up when he tried to ...
John A. Walker, 1999
10
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
... lickspittle, spaniel, toadeater, toady, truckler toadeater n syn SYCOPHANT, bootlick, bootlicker, ||claw- back, footlicker, lickspit, lickspittle, toad, toady, truckler toadier n syn SYCOPHANT, apple-polisher, ||brownnose, ||brownnoser, footlicker , ...
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LICKSPITTLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lickspittle is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How Do You Speak American? Mostly, Just Make Up Words
... backslider, thief, impotent, lickspittle…I like limber, lasting, fierce words. I like them applied to myself — and I like them in newspapers, courts, ... «Atlas Obscura, Jul 15»
2
Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Minions
Describe This Movie In One Simpsons Quote: "Mein Kriecher sagte mir, dass ich bin nie aufhoere, zu erstaunen. [My lickspittle told me I never ... «Houston Press, Jul 15»
3
Inventing the selfie: the Met opens 'Sargent: Portraits of Artists and …
For nearly half a century after his death Sargent was in the dustbin of history, a lickspittle of a faded near-aristocracy. It wasn't until the Reagan ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
4
Alesha Dixon Hits Back At National Anthem Performance Criticism …
... sycophantic nonsense, you ignoramus, you might gain a little more restect for your view. On the other hand, as a lickspittle crawler, I doubt it. «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
5
Sunday Open Thread || July 5, 2015
They covered this on Fox & Friends this morning and Tucker Carlson mocked this “lickspittle” kid who apparently knows nothing about US or ... «White House Dossier, Jul 15»
6
5 Weird Search Terms You Used, You Lickspittle
5 Weird Search Terms You Used, You Lickspittle. July 3, 2015 12:01 AM. View Comments. Cameron Russell just sounds like the name of two or three Academy ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
7
The Supreme Court and the End of the Umpire
After voting for lickspittle deference to the administration's wishes on Thursday, they declared on Friday that we have all the power and ... «The Federalist, Jun 15»
8
A half-century of the government trying to undermine the ABC
Much of what the ABC said then was common sense, except for Bush and his Lickspittle Lackeys Howard and Blair. It would be interesting to ... «Crikey, Jun 15»
9
The flip-flop farce that is Cameron's foreign policy
... others in the Middle East were not as impressed with Cameron's lickspittle performance in Tahrir Square and during the months that followed. «Middle East Monitor, Jun 15»
10
Last Commissar standing: Rise, fall of Shamu
The lickspittle did not end there as in 2012, Shamu gushed that if he had a choice, he would have become one of the Zimbabwean leader's ... «The Zimbabwe Standard, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Lickspittle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lickspittle>. Jun 2020 ».
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