[lik-spit-l] /ˈlɪkˌspɪt l/
a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.
a flattering or servile person
also lick-spittle, “sycophant, abject toady,” 1741, from lick (v.1) + spittle.
- Lick the stuffing out of
Also, lick the tar out of . See under beat the living daylights out of
[lik-er-ish, lik-rish, lik-uh-ris] /ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ, ˈlɪk rɪʃ, ˈlɪk ə rɪs/ noun 1. a Eurasian plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, of the legume family. 2. the sweet-tasting, dried root of this plant or an extract made from it, used in medicine, confectionery, etc. 3. a candy flavored with licorice root. 4. any of various related or similar […]
noun, Slang. 1. a clarinet. noun phrase The clarinet (1930s+ Jive talk)
[lik-ter] /ˈlɪk tər/ noun 1. (in ancient Rome) one of a body of attendants on chief magistrates, who preceded them carrying the fasces and whose duties included executing the sentences of criminals. /ˈlɪktə/ noun 1. one of a group of ancient Roman officials, usually bearing fasces, who attended magistrates, etc n. late 14c., from Latin […]