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spic

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).]

spic

(spɪk) ,

spick

or

spik

n
(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]

spic

or spick

(spɪk)

n.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
n.
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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Harris had earlier called time on the career of one of his stalwarts Spic 'N Span, who had shown more enthusiasm for breaking out the stalls as the gates were released than for putting one over his rivals.
Besides, SPIC not only provides part processing services for almost all the robots of the Spain PAL Robot Company, but offers high quality machining service to world renowned companies, including Husky Company in Canada, Heraeus Company, VON ARDENNE Company in Germany, GRAVOGRAPH Company, PCM Company in France, COMEXI Group Company in Spain, MONo pump Company in England, FREWITT Company in Switzerland, Tetrapak Company in Sweden, YKK Company, YUYAMA Company, Mitsubishi Motors Company and Kokusai Company in Japan.
But if the university is pumping in so much money, it might just become too fancy for us," said Dhananjay Chugh, a post- graduation student and Spic Macay frequenter.
Spic's exit from its 12-year old joint venture in Jordan, makes it the largest divestment by Spic after it turned sick, according to a report in The Economic Times.
Abduli told Spic that he and his three colleagues had not been paid salaries for six months and cover on their own the costs for research and trips to Kosovo.
Today, SPIC specializes in the production of coverstock for baby diapers, adult incontinence, feminine hygiene products and various medical and agricultural applications.
INDIA: Henkel Spic India has merged with Henkel India Ltd (HILL The move puts all manufacturing activities under the merged entity.
and SPIC Science Foundation, has successfully demonstrated an integrated fuel cell power pack capable of generating five kilowatts (kW) of power based on hydrogen produced by steam reforming of liquefied petroleum gas.
and the spic in your ears makes you punch at the door as you leave
Before you know it, you'll have the whole place looking spic and span, with not a thing out of place.
The dress code is equally important - spic and span uniforms, patent leather shoes and stay-bright helmets.
Edwards performed on nightclub and theater circuits teamed as Pops and Baby, Taps and Baby (with Taps Miller), and Spic and Span (with Willie Joseph).