Lickety-split definition is - at great speed. History and Etymology for lickety-split. probably irregular from lick entry 1 + split. Keep scrolling for more.
First attested during the 19th century, in the US, as a fanciful alteration of the noun lick “a very fast sprint”, and the verb split. The forms lickety-cut and licketie are.
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