lickerish

  • 1 Lickerish — Lick er*ish, a. [Cf. {Lecherous}.] 1. Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy. The lickerish palate of the glutton. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. Tempting the appetite; dainty. Lickerish baits, fit to insnare a brute.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 lickerish — index lascivious, lecherous, prurient, salacious, suggestive (risqué) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 lickerish — fond of delicious fare, c.1500, from M.E. likerous pleasing to the palate (late 13c.), from Anglo Fr. *likerous, O.Fr. licherous (see LECHEROUS (Cf. lecherous)). Unlike the French word, it generally kept close to its literal sense …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 lickerish — [lik′ər ish] adj. [altered < lickerous < ME lykerous < Anglo Fr form of OFr lecheros] 1. Now Rare a) lecherous; lustful; lewd b) greedy or eager, esp. to eat or taste 2. Obs. tempting the appetite …

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  • 5 lickerish — adjective Etymology: alteration of lickerous, from Middle English likerous, probably modification of Anglo French *lekerous, lecherus lecherous, from lechur lecher Date: 14th century 1. greedy, desirous 2. obsolete tempting to the appetite 3.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 lickerish — lickerishly, adv. lickerishness, n. /lik euhr ish/, adj. Archaic. 1. fond of and eager for choice food. 2. greedy; longing. 3. lustful; lecherous. Also, liquorish. [1300 50; ME liker(ous) pleasing to the taste, lit., to a licker (see …

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  • 7 lickerish — Synonyms and related words: animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, appetitive, bawdy, carnal, clitoromaniacal, concupiscent, desiderative, desireful, desiring, desirous, dirty, eager, ejaculatory, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotomaniacal, fleshly, goatish,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 8 Lickerish — licorice …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 9 lickerish — Australian Slang licorice …

    English dialects glossary

  • 10 lickerish —  . Greedy, lascivious …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 11 lickerish — adj. (Archaic) lustful, lascivious; yearning for delicacies; greedy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 lickerish — [ lɪkərɪʃ] adjective 1》 lecherous. 2》 W. Indian or archaic fond of eating; greedy. Derivatives lickerishly adverb Origin C15: alt. of obs. lickerous, from an Anglo Norman Fr. var. of OFr. lecheros (see lecherous) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 lickerish — a. 1. Hankering (to lick or taste), craving, longing. 2. Lecherous. See libidinous. 3. Dainty, nice, fastidious. 4. Dainty, tempting, appetizing …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 lickerish — lick·er·ish …

    English syllables

  • 15 lickerish — lick•er•ish or liquorish [[t]ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ[/t]] adj. archaic 1) fond of and eager for choice food 2) greedy; longing 3) lustful; lecherous • Etymology: 1545–55; alter., by suffix substitution, of ME likerous < AF*likerous, for MFlechereus… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 lickerish — /ˈlɪkərɪʃ/ (say likuhrish) adjective Archaic 1. eager for choice food. 2. greedy. 3. lustful. Also, liquorish. {earlier lickerous (influenced by lick and liquor, with substitution of suffix ish1 for ous) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 lickerish —   a. greedy; lecherous …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 18 lickerish — licorice …

    English homophone dictionary

  • 19 lickerish — adj. (also liquorish) 1 lecherous. 2 a fond of fine food. b greedy, longing. Etymology: ME lickerous f. OF lecheros: see LECHER …

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  • 20 The Lickerish Quartet — is a 1970 drama film produced and directed by Radley Metzger. The film was written by Metzger and Michael DeForrest. This was the last erotic film directed by Metzger. Plot In their castle, a wealthy couple (Frank Wolff and Erika Remberg) watch a …

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