- fond of and eager for choice food.
- greedy; longing.
- lustful; lecherous.
Origin of lickerish
Examples from the Web for liquorish
Is it because a liquorish palate, or a sweet-tooth, as they call it, is not consistent with the sanctity of his character?History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)
Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
A liquorish sentimentality is the ever-threatening rock upon which the bark of young American novelists goes to pieces.Unicorns
Many and great are the injuries of which some men are guilty towards others, for the sake of gratifying some liquorish appetite.sop's Fables
It is not permitted to ferment more than half a day, because it would not be so liquorish.
It's too faint for 'bacca-leaves, and it ain't sweet enough for liquorish.The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 1 of 3
William Clark Russell
- lecherous or lustful
- greedy; gluttonous
- appetizing or tempting
Word Origin and History for liquorish
"fond of delicious fare," c.1500, from Middle English likerous "pleasing to the palate" (late 13c.), from Anglo-French *likerous, Old French licherous (see lecherous). Unlike the French word, it generally kept close to its literal sense.