lickspittle

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lick·spit·tle

 (lĭk′spĭt′l)
n.
A fawning underling; a toady.
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lickspittle

(ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl) or

lickspit

n
a flattering or servile person
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lick•spit•tle

(ˈlɪkˌspɪt l)

also lick′spit`,



n.
a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.
[1620–30]
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Translations

lickspittle

[ˈlɪkspɪtl] Ncobista mf, pelotillero/a m/f
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Still more repugnant unto me, however, are all lickspittles; and the most repugnant animal of man that I found, did I christen "parasite": it would not love, and would yet live by love.
"I've found you out and know you thoroughly, you mean, whining lickspittle! What have you been saying all over X about me?
Johnson's lickspittles remind us that he won two terms as mayor of the great - multicultural, pro-European - city of London and insist that, if we are looking for clues about how his premiership will pan out, we should examine his record in the capital between 2008 and 2016.
Pity he has to share a title with Philip Green (shamed ex-BHS boss), Brexiteers like John Redwood, whose support May has tried to buy, and any number of David Cameron's lickspittles.
He can always find some lickspittles who will do as they are told.
I decided the remaining lickspittles will vamoose, start caterwauling with those pettifogging over the deal, accuse Mrs May of betrumping them then defenestrate her.
Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas and one of President Donald Trump's leading lickspittles, asserted that Democrats used Ford to delay the nomination.
For the lickspittles of Trump's court, dutifully confirming the president's delusions is de rigueur.
AND still they come, like annoying relatives at a family wedding, the queue of uninformed lickspittles pouring into TV studios to worship at the feet of St Mike of Shirebrook grows slowly but surely.
THERESA May has appointed nine extra lickspittles and toadies to derail the rare display of aristocratic independence and commonsense in the House of Lords.
With Senate-gadfly and Buhari administration-heckler Shehu Sani becoming the latest murder suspect after Dino Melaye, following their disagreement with Buhari's lickspittles in Lokoja and Kaduna government houses, Kpotum should be ashamed of his name and heritage, getting involved in all these overnight 'felonious' cases.