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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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lickspittle is only the blackmailer under another aspect, although the
Not content with trying to bring you to a bed of sickness, these lickspittles and pestilent old men are trying to bring me to the same.
IF there's any doubt that David Cameron's a fawning lickspittle, he yesterday wore silver cufflinks emblazoned with the Queen's head (PS130 from designer Paul Smith).
Sitting with my chief handicap adviser, Thommo, I was dealt three body blows on the trot by a BBC lickspittle (who shall remain nameless, but is seldom seen anywhere near the bar) who told me, with no trace of emotion, my get-out on Gold Cup Thursday had as much chance as Stevie Wonder beating Michael van Gerwen at the Hollow Bottom darts night.
This led to a lickspittle approach where journalists became sycophantic ciphers of the state.
An unholy alliance of nitwit pseudo-Greens and wooly-minded liberals, lickspittle planners who push projects though against overwhelming local opposition and county councillors who 'forget' that they have tried to erect a turbine on their own land (The Journal, March 16, 2012) is destroying the lansdcape of rural north east England.
We have every reason to believe that the second Obama administration and a lickspittle Congress will preside over the greatest expansion of federal government power and cost yet seen, and will add untold trillions to the national debt while hiking taxes--without making any cuts whatsoever.
They revelled in an atmosphere of impunity which flowed from outlook of the then Thatcher government, aided and abetted by Murdoch's lickspittle Kelvin MacKenzie.
They are the Order of the Lickspittle and the Order of the Toady.
Indeed, Buckingham Palace emphasised that the Queen had felt so strongly about the issue that she had insisted on putting pen to paper herself, rather than reading out what some government mandarin or lickspittle Palace official had written for her.
We should not have been there and only Blair's lickspittle desire to be Dubya's best buddy put us there.
But one of our tormentors seemed to understand what we were about, and he called out, lickspittle fashion, Hey, Fuhr, there's some little kids here to see you.