liquorish


liquorish

liquorish [lik-er-ish] Examples adjective Archaic.

  1. lickerish.

lickerish or liq·uor·ish [lik-er-ish] adjective Archaic.

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

Origin of lickerish 1300–50; Middle English liker(ous) pleasing to the taste, literally, to a licker (see lick, -er1) + -ish1 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?

    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

    James Huneker

  • 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

    sop

  • It is not permitted to ferment more than half a day, because it would not be so liquorish.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson

  • 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

  • British Dictionary definitions for liquorish liquorish adjective

    1. a variant spelling of lickerish
    2. British a variant of liquorice

    Derived Formsliquorishly, adverbliquorishness, noun lickerish liquorish adjective archaic

    1. lecherous or lustful
    2. greedy; gluttonous
    3. 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 lecherous). Unlike the French word, it generally kept close to its literal sense.

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