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lickspittle

or lickspit

[lik-spit-l] /ˈlɪkˌspɪt l/
noun
1.
a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.
Origin of lickspittle
1620-1630
1620-30; lick + spittle
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lickspittle

/ˈlɪkˌspɪtəl/
noun
1.
a flattering or servile person
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Word Origin and History for lickspittle
n.

also lick-spittle, "sycophant, abject toady," 1741, from lick (v.1) + spittle.

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