Definition of spic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spic

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//spɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spɪk//
 
(taboo, slang, especially North American English)
 
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  • a very offensive word for a person from a country where Spanish is spoken, for example a Mexican or Puerto Rican
  • Word Origin early 20th cent.: abbreviation of US slang spiggoty, in the same sense, of uncertain origin: perhaps an alteration of speak the in ‘no speak the English’.Idioms = spick and span

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