Definition of Lickety cut
1. Adverb. Without delay. "She tackled the job lickety-split"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lickety Cut
Literary usage of Lickety cut
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"lickety cut and lickety liner are also used. Lie. A lie out of whole cloth is an utter falsehood. In the second place, we are authorized by these gentlemen ..."
2. Historic Boston and Its Neighborhood by Edward Everett Hale (1898)
"Now just here, Paul, is where the schoolboys started on their coast, as dear Mr. Robins told me the story. "lickety cut—clear the lalla—clear the coast! ..."
3. Hearts Courageous by Hallie Erminie Rives (1902)
"Greased lightnin' couldn' ketch me! Whut yo' doin' heah, Mis' Anne ? Whar yo' been ?" "At Burwell's." "Yo' jes' ride lickety-cut down dar ..."