(Noun) An abject parasite or sycophant; a toady.

In Context

“Journalists and members of the Left liked to accuse Hawke of being a lickspittle of the United States but, as Costello – who was no Hawke fan at the time and who observed the relationship closely – remarked, ‘I never saw him as such.'”

Blanche d’Alpuget, Hawke: The Prime Minister, 2010.