Definition of Lickety split

1. Adverb. Without delay. "She tackled the job lickety-split"

Exact synonyms: Lickety Cut



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lickety Split

lickably
licked
licked clean
licked out
licked up
licker
lickerish
lickerishly
lickerishness
lickerishnesses
lickerous
lickers
licketh
lickety-split
lickety cut
lickety split (current term)
lickin'
licking
licking clean
licking out
licking up
lickings
lickle
lickpennies
lickpenny
lickpot
lickpots
licks
licks clean
licks out

Literary usage of Lickety split

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Elmira Prison Camp: A History of the Military Prison at Elmira, N.Y by Clayton Wood Holmes (1912)
"And so I sit for two hours, lickety-split—lickety-split— lickety-split! ... Lickety-split— lickety-split—lickety-split! I watch through the glass. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Licker (popular), " that's a licker to me," that "licks" me, is above my reach, beyond my conception. lickety split (American). ..."

3. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"lickety split. Very fast, headlong; synonymous with the equally elegant ... "He went lickety split down hill." Lickety cut and lickety liner are also used. ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1878)
"Tearing round Deacon Stiles's corner, lickety-split, was a span of horses and a buggy, with the reins dragging in the dust, ..."

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