☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Saturday Word: Lickspittle

lick·spit·tle [ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl]:
origin: (1620) English; lick= to rub with a tongue + spittle= little bits of saliva.

A person who submissively and excessively sucks up to those in power; sycophant; toady; butt-kisser. One of those delightful words that sounds insulting (without being crass) even if you don't know what it means!

Do you have a story about a lickspittle in your life?

Tags: english, l, noun, wordsmith: theidolhands

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