The definition of spick and span is someone or something that is completely or extremely clean and tidy, with no dirt and nothing out of place.(adjective)
An example of spick and span is a clean and sterilized hospital room or a room in your home that has just been cleaned and vacuumed from top to bottom.
See spick-and-span in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: short for spick-and-span-new < spick, var. of spike + span-new < ME spon-neowe < ON spān-nȳr < spānn, a chip, shaving + nȳr, new
See spick-and-span in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Short for obsolete spick and span-new
Origin: : spick, spike (variant of spike1)
Origin: + span-new.
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