spic

noun

variants or less commonly spick
offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a Spanish-American person

Word History

Etymology

by shortening & alteration from spiggoty, of unknown origin

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spic was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near spic

Cite this Entry

“Spic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spic. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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