Definition of lickety-split in English:

lickety-split

Syllabification: lick·e·ty-split
Pronunciation: /ˌlikədēˈsplit
 
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adverb

North American informal
As quickly as possible; immediately: I took off lickety-split across the lawn
More example sentences
  • Before you go from 5K runner to marathoner lickety-split, you'll have to address the second tenet of neuromuscular training: teaching your mind to push through pain, because - we won't lie to you - there's a lot of it.
  • And yet he's had a very sunny disposition, telling great stories about how everybody is moving through lickety-split.
  • The man should be lauded for wanting to get places lickety-split.
Synonyms
at full speed, very quickly, on the double, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, headlong, pell-mell, hell-bent for leather, like the wind, like a bat out of hell, at full tilt, at warp speed

Origin

early 19th century (in the phrase as fast as lickety 'at full speed'): from a fanciful extension of lick + the verb split.

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