lickerish

or liq·uor·ish

[ lik-er-ish ]
/ ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ /

adjective Archaic.

fond of and eager for choice food.
greedy; longing.
lustful; lecherous.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of lickerish

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English liker(ous) “pleasing to the taste,” literally, “to a licker” (see lick, -er1) + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM lickerish

lick·er·ish·ly, adverblick·er·ish·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for lickerish

British Dictionary definitions for lickerish

lickerish

liquorish

/ (ˈlɪkərɪʃ) /

adjective archaic

lecherous or lustful
greedy; gluttonous
appetizing or tempting

Derived forms of lickerish

lickerishly or liquorishly, adverblickerishness or liquorishness, noun

Word Origin for lickerish

C16: changed from C13 lickerous, via Norman French from Old French lechereus lecherous; see lecher
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012