Lickpenny

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lickpenny A devourer or absorber of money. "Law is a lickpenny ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lickpenny A greedy or covetous person; a grasper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lickpenny (Scot.) a miserly person
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. liccian; Ger. lecken, L. lingĕre, Gr. leichein.

Usage

In literature:

Well, London lickpenny:(26) I find it true.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
Lydgate, London Lickpenny, and the Storie of Thebes, bk.
"A Concise Dictionary of Middle English" by A. L. Mayhew and Walter W. Skeat
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