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Related to lickspittle: obsequiously, toady, sycophantic


A fawning underling; a toady.


(ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl) or


a flattering or servile person


(ˈlɪkˌspɪt l)

also lick′spit`,

a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.


[ˈlɪkspɪtl] Ncobista mf, pelotillero/a m/f
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