lickspittle

noun lick·spit·tle \ ˈlik-ˌspi-tᵊl \

Definition of lickspittle

: a fawning subordinate : toady

Examples of lickspittle in a Sentence

  1. a partisan news program whose host is more of a lickspittle for the White House than a serious journalist

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First Known Use of lickspittle

1825



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