[lik-i-tee-split] /ˈlɪk ɪ tiˈsplɪt/
at great speed; rapidly:
to travel lickety-split.
(US & Canadian, informal) very quickly; speedily
1852, American English (earlier lickety-cut, lickety-click, and simply licketie, 1817), from lick (n.1) in dialectal sense “very fast sprint in a race” (1809) on the notion of a “lick” as a fast thing (cf. blink).
Very fast: Felt he just had to get a lawyer lickity-split
[1859+; fr lick, ”speed, a spurt of speed,” found by 1809; earlier forms lickety-cut, lickety-click, lickety liner, and lickety switch are found in the 1830s and 1840s]
[lik-ing] /ˈlɪk ɪŋ/ noun 1. Informal. 2. the act of a person or thing that licks. [lik] /lɪk/ verb (used with object) 1. to pass the tongue over the surface of, as to moisten, taste, or eat (often followed by up, off, from, etc.): to lick a postage stamp; to lick an ice-cream cone. 2. […]
[lik-ing] /ˈlɪk ɪŋ/ noun 1. a river in E Kentucky, flowing NW to the Ohio River. 320 miles (515 km) long.
noun 1. the astronomical observatory of the University of California, situated on Mount Hamilton, near San Jose, California, and having a 120-inch (3-meter) reflecting telescope and a 36-inch (91-cm) refracting telescope.
[lik-spit-l] /ˈlɪkˌspɪt l/ noun 1. a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady. /ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl/ noun 1. a flattering or servile person n. also lick-spittle, “sycophant, abject toady,” 1741, from lick (v.1) + spittle.