a servile flatterer; toady
Origin of lickspittlelick, v. + spittle
A fawning underling; a toady.
(third-person singular simple present lickspittles, present participle lickspittling, simple past and past participle lickspittled)
- (intransitive) To play the toady; take the rÃ´le of a lickspittle to please (someone).