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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).]
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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]
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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)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spic - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
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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References in classic literature ?
must every bit be spic'd with a cross?-- Nay, then, take that.
There area total of 240 organisations involved in SPIC, a not-for-profit organisation which brings together all elements of the care sector within Shropshire - all of whom have access to the app.
Taiwan News spoke to the company founder Benjamin Chua, who received a Social Progress award for Spic and Span at this year's Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit (APSES) in Kaohsiung.
With an objective of promoting Indian culture and generating awareness of the cultural traditions and heritage of India, AAI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SPIC MACAY for organising this two-day event for three years.
Fitch has also affirmed the 'A' ratings on SPIC's USD900 million 3.000% bond due 2021 and USD300 million 3.875% bond due 2026 and 'A-' ratings on its USD300 million 4.250% bond due 2021 and USD500 million 4.650% bond due 2023.
Earlier, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation refused to comment on the information on the plans of the Uzbek automobile holding to sign the SPIC with the Russian side, referring to the fact that the matter is in the competence of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.
* the implementation by the SPIC Group of the Possible Transaction is subject to the completion of certain internal reorganisation of the SPIC Group (which reorganisation has not yet been completed);
Students from three reputable art institutions in Pakistan-National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore; Centre of Excellence in Art and Design, Jamshoro, Sindh; and Lok Virsa, Islamabad-were invited to India for participation in the 6th International Convention, organized by SPIC MACAY at IIT, Kharagpur in June.
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.
He admitted that the first strategic mistake of the party was its lukewarm reaction to the closing of A1 television, and the newspapers Vreme, Koha and Spic. The second strategic mistake in his view was the acceptance of the election results in 2011.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.20 Solar Deity, 2.55 Strictly Silver, 3.30 Spic 'N Span, 4.05 Profile Star, 4.40 Tingo In The Tale, 5.15 Gabrial The Boss, 5.45 Silver Panther.
To begin with, the popular Spic Macay canteen at Arts Faculty, known for its sprouts laddoo s and vegetable thali s, is likely to be revamped by the IRCTC.