free liver



a person who follows a way of life that freely indulges the appetites, desires, etc.

Origin of free liver

First recorded in 1705–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for free liver

Historical Examples of free liver

  • To a free-liver, as she believes me to be, who has her in his power!

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • He, already a free-thinker, was now revealed as a free-liver.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • What was Raphael, the free-liver, thinking of when he drew his Madonnas?

  • His rich voluptuous strain has more of the poet than the free-liver, and his general tone is curiously modern.

    Studies in Medival Life and Literature

    Edward Tompkins McLaughlin

  • Every free-liver would not say this, nor think thus—every argument he uses, condemnatory of his own actions, as some would think.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson