Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A titmouse.
  • noun A spike; a tenter.
  • noun See spick-and-span-new.
  • An abbreviation of spick-and-span-new.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. A spike or nail.
  • noun quite new; that is, as new as a spike or nail just made and a chip just split; brand-new; as, a spick and span novelty. See Span-new.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete nail, a spike (slender piece of wood or metal, used as a fastener).
  • noun US, UK, derogatory, ethnic slur A Latino/Hispanic person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective completely neat and clean
  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Variant of spike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From a stereotypical Latino/Hispanic pronunciation of speak.

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