Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[lee-keen] /ˈliˈkin/
(formerly in China) a provincial duty imposed on articles of trade that are in transit.
Origin of likin
1875-80; < earlier or dialectal Chinese, for Chinese líjīn ( .001 ounce + jīn money) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for likin
Historical Examples
  • The amount and frequency of likin taxation are fixed by provincial legislation—that is, by a proclamation of the governor.

  • Wal, every man, an' woman too, to her own likin'; I'd as lief be here.

    Uncle Rutherford's Nieces Joanna H. Mathews
  • And so you've been meetin' and have come to believe—you have, anyway—that 'twas somethin' more than likin'.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Sure I'll bet it's himself would be likin' a taste of the same.

    The Straw Eugene O'Neill
  • I wasn't sorry about not likin' Sunday School or anything—only it just seemed that I had never done anything, or learned anything.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • likin' things an' havin' 'em is as different as chalk an' cheese.

    The Brass Bound Box Evelyn Raymond
  • Well, she'd a likin' for the little 'un, and she swoore she shouldn't be sold.

  • Now a man may have a likin' to a hundred things in which he don't deal.

    Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
  • Let me get to likin' a goil, and there ain't nothin' I won't do for her.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Bein' on a holiday here he tasted it, an' likin' the taste he kep' on.

    Just Irish Charles Battell Loomis

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for likin

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for likin

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for likin