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

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spic (plural spics)

  1. (US, derogatory, ethnic slur) A Spanish-speaking person, someone with a Central American or Latino accent.

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

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spic m (uncountable)

  1. Spike lavender.

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

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spiċ n

  1. bacon
  2. lard

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From Latin spīcum, alternative form of spīca.

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spic n (plural spicuri)

  1. (of grain) ear, spike

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