lily-livered

[ lil-ee-liv-erd ]
/ ˈlɪl iˈlɪv ərd /

adjective

weak or lacking in courage; cowardly; pusillanimous.

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Origin of lily-livered

First recorded in 1595–1605; lily + liver1 + -ed3
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British Dictionary definitions for lily-livered

lily-livered

adjective

cowardly; timid
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