liquorish [lik-er-ish] Examples adjective Archaic.
lickerish or liq·uor·ish [lik-er-ish] 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, ) + Related formslick·er·ish·ly, adverblick·er·ish·ness, noun Examples from the Web for liquorish Historical Examples of liquorish
Is it because a liquorish palate, or a sweet-tooth, as they call it, is not consistent with the sanctity of his character?
Alfred Guy Kingan L’Estrange
A liquorish sentimentality is the ever-threatening rock upon which the bark of young American novelists goes to pieces.
Many and great are the injuries of which some men are guilty towards others, for the sake of gratifying some liquorish appetite.
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.
William Clark Russell
British Dictionary definitions for liquorish liquorish adjective
- a variant spelling of
- British a variant of
Derived Formsliquorishly, adverbliquorishness, noun lickerish liquorish adjective archaic
- lecherous or lustful
- greedy; gluttonous
- appetizing or tempting
Derived Formslickerishly or liquorishly, adverblickerishness or liquorishness, nounWord Origin for lickerish C16: changed from C13 lickerous, via Norman French from Old French lechereus lecherous; see lecher Word Origin and History for liquorish lickerish adj.
“fond of delicious fare,” c.1500, from Middle English likerous “pleasing to the palate” (late 13c.), from Anglo-French *likerous, Old French licherous (see). Unlike the French word, it generally kept close to its literal sense.