a word used by Mr Burns toward Smithers in the Simpsons,a subordinate
with little credibility if any,a puppet
on a string
Monty Burns; Youre nothing more than my lick-spittle Smithers,youre word is worthless
you lickspittle,watch me make this lick-spittle
dance like a puppet
Lick-spittle. A slimy grovelling and devious person who will do anything to get ahead in their life and career including accepting an order from the boss to lick a big green greasy lump of spit in the hope of promotion or a pat on the head.
I hate that bastard , always crawling up the bosses arse - he's a real lick spittle
A brown noser trying to curry favor with the boss.
"Norbert's taking the super out to lunch again ? What a bleeding lickspittle !!"
a flattering or servile person