spick–and–span

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adjective \ˌspik-ən(d)-ˈspan, ˌspik-əŋ-\

Definition of spick–and–span

  1. 1 :  fresh, brand-new

  2. 2 :  spotlessly clean

Variants of spick–and–span

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spic–and–span

Origin and Etymology of spick–and–span

short for spick-and-span-new, from obsolete English spick spike + English and + span-new


First Known Use: 1665


SPICK–AND–SPAN Defined for Kids

spick–and–span

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adjective \ˌspik-ən-ˈspan\

Definition of spick–and–span for Students

  1. 1 :  quite new and unused

  2. 2 :  very clean and neat

Variants of spick–and–span

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spic–and–span

\ˌspik-ən-ˈspan\

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