most Rikki-Tik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably derived from the Rudyard Kipling character Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a quick and quick-witted mongoose in the story of the same name.

Adverb[edit]

most Rikki-Tik (not comparable)

  1. (slang, US) quickly, immediately
    Get that done most rikki-tik.

Adjective[edit]

most Rikki-Tik (not comparable)

  1. (slang, US) quickly, immediately

Usage notes[edit]

A phrase used mainly in the military.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of American Slang, 3rd Ed. (1995) by Robert L. Chapman.