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also spick  (spĭk)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a Hispanic person.

[Alteration of obsolete spig, a Mexican, short for spiggoty, perhaps from an accented pronunciation of (No) speak the (English).]


(spɪk) ,




(Peoples) slang US a derogatory word for a person from a Spanish-speaking country in South or Central America or a Spanish-speaking community in the US
[C20: perhaps alluding to a foreigner's mispronunciation of speak]


or spick


usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a Hispanic.)
[1910–15; perhaps< an accented pronoun of (No) speak (English)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spic - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Latin American, Latino - a native of Latin America
Adj.1.spic - completely neat and clean; "the apartment was immaculate"; "in her immaculate white uniform"; "a spick-and-span kitchen"; "their spic red-visored caps"
clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
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