spick-and-span

adjective \ ˌspik-ən(d)-ˈspan , ˌspik-ᵊŋ- \
variants: or spic-and-span

Definition of spick-and-span

2 : spotlessly clean

Origin and Etymology of spick-and-span

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


SPICK-AND-SPAN Defined for Kids

spick-and-span

adjective
variants: or spic-and-span \ˌspik-ən-ˈspan\

Definition of spick-and-span for Students

1 : quite new and unused
2 : very clean and neat


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