liquorish

[ lik-er-ish ]
/ ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ /

adjective Archaic.

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Definition for liquorish (2 of 2)

lickerish

or liq·uor·ish

[ lik-er-ish ]
/ ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ /

adjective Archaic.

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

Origin of lickerish

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
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British Dictionary definitions for liquorish (1 of 2)

liquorish
/ (ˈlɪkərɪʃ) /

adjective

a variant spelling of lickerish
British a variant of liquorice

Derived forms of liquorish

liquorishly, adverbliquorishness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for liquorish (2 of 2)

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
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