[ sik-uh-ner ]

  1. something that sickens or disgusts.

Origin of sickener

First recorded in 1800–10; sicken + -er1

Words Nearby sickener Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sickener in a sentence

  • I have got over the whole thing, but it has been a sickener.

    Tiny Luttrell | Ernest William Hornung
  • In some families the mistress of the house will assist the cook; but she should have a sickener of that as soon as possible.

  • My dear old friend, it's when you come upon women of that kind you have a sickener.

  • "On'y about a week—and this is a sickener," said Sandy disgustedly.

  • He has had such a sickener of the holy men that it will do you good to hear him talk.

    The Call Of The South | Louis Becke

British Dictionary definitions for sickener


/ (ˈsɪkə) /

  1. something that induces sickness or nausea

  2. a bright red basidiomycetous fungus of either of two species of Russula, notably the poisonous R. emetica

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