Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

high liver

noun, Informal.
a person who lives extravagantly or luxuriously.
Origin of high liver
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for high liver
Historical Examples
  • He has been a high liver, and he is an old man; but I hope for the best.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • It was only coffee, cold ham, and bread and butter; so he cannot have been a high liver.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • The colonel was a high liver and prided himself on his horsemanship.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend
  • The captain of that ship was a high liver, and his room was chuck full of champagne bottles.

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • He became a high liver, gouty and dyspeptic, and died with symptoms of gouty kidney at 70.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • He was fond of the good things of this life, and was a high liver.

  • He was always a high liver, and it's a wonder apoplexy didn't take him long ago.

    Motor Matt's Clue Stanley R. Matthews
  • Mouillot is still a high liver, Balivan as distraught as ever, and Duptrain still insists on putting people to sleep.

  • Stubb was a high liver; he was somewhat intemperately fond of the whale as a flavorish thing to his palate.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • Old Ralph, high liver and genial soul, had been so indulgent a master, that his nephew suffered by the comparison.

    The Colonel's Dream

    Charles W. Chesnutt

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for high liver

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for high

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for high liver