from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Variant of spic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Latino/Hispanic person.
- n. nail, a spike (slender piece of wood or metal, used as a fastener).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spike or nail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An abbreviation of spick-and-span-new.
- n. A spike; a tenter.
- n. A titmouse.
- n. See spick-and-span-new.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. completely neat and clean
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
"I 'ave just come wiz ze Captain to see everyting ees what you call spick," she said on leaving us.
"Mrs. Prentice's house is all freshly done over, and has a heater, which this house hasn't, and everything is in spick and span order."
It was the personification of the old term spick and span.
But there were ower mony great folks dipped in the same doings, to mak a spick and span new warld.
The word "spick", referring to Latinos, is not and they suggest it is such an inciter it makes Latinos blood boil.
The word "spick", referring to Latinos, is not and they suggest as inciter it makes Latino's blood boil.
Des von bladet : I *always* wondered what "spick" and "span" meant on their own, honnest !
They were kept very much as she was accustomed to have them, but there was that something of bareness about them, and a kind of spick-and-spanness conveying a sense of emptiness and desertion which strikes cold to the heart when it comes of the absence of someone dear.
It is possible that neither word has any virtue without the other, as is the case with "spick" and "span."
Because anyone who has ever heard their mom called a "spick" or a "nigger" or "wetback" or a "guinea" is cringing with all they have right now.