Lickerish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lickerish Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy. "The lickerish palate of the glutton."
    • Lickerish Lecherous; lustful.
    • Lickerish Tempting the appetite; dainty. "Lickerish baits, fit to insnare a brute."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lickerish Same as lickerous, 1.
    • lickerish Same as lickerous, 2.
    • lickerish Such as to tempt the appetite; of dainty quality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lickerish lik′ėr-ish dainty: eager to taste or enjoy: tempting
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Lecherous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formerly also liquorish; a corr. of obsolete lickerous, lecherous.

Usage

In literature:

And I've got a lickerish tail, Benham.
"The Research Magnificent" by H. G. Wells
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In poetry:

`Watch the ploughboy duck for the crab and miss,
While the bedesmen munch their dole,
And the buxom wench leaves a lickerish kiss
On the rim of the rounding bowl:
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin