spic

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See also: spíc, špic, and spić

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly imitative of a Hispanic pronunciation of speak. Usually considered a contraction of the earlier used spiggoty.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈspɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Noun[edit]

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spic (plural spics)

  1. (US, derogatory, ethnic slur) A Latino; a person of Latin American descent.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin spicum < spica. Doublet of épi, which was inherited.

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spic m (uncountable)

  1. Spike lavender
    Synonym: lavande aspic

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *spiką. Cognate with Dutch spek, German Speck, and Icelandic spik.

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spiċ n

  1. bacon
  2. lard

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  • Middle English: spik, spyk, spike, spich

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spīcum, alternative form of spīca.

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spic n (plural spice)

  1. (of grain) ear, spike

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