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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Immaculately clean; spotless. See Synonyms at neat1.
  • adj. Brand-new; fresh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Clean, spotless; original sense “like new”.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as spick-and-span-new.

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

  • adj. conspicuously new
  • adj. completely neat and clean


Short for obsolete spick and span-new : spick, spike (variant of spike1) + span-new.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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