lickerishly

lickerish

[lik-er-ish]
adjective Archaic.
1.
fond of and eager for choice food.
2.
greedy; longing.
3.
lustful; lecherous.
Also, liquorish.


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

lickerishly, adverb
lickerishness, noun
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lickerish or liquorish (ˈlɪkərɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  lecherous or lustful
2.  greedy; gluttonous
3.  appetizing or tempting
 
[C16: changed from C13 lickerous, via Norman French from Old French lechereus lecherous; see lecher]
 
liquorish or liquorish
 
adj
 
[C16: changed from C13 lickerous, via Norman French from Old French lechereus lecherous; see lecher]
 
'lickerishly or liquorish
 
adv
 
'liquorishly or liquorish
 
adv
 
'lickerishness or liquorish
 
n
 
'liquorishness or liquorish
 
n

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lickerish
"fond of delicious fare," 1500, from M.E. likerous "pleasing to the palate" (c.1275), from Anglo-Fr. *likerous, from O.Fr. licherous (see lecherous). Unlike the Fr. word, it generally kept close to its literal sense.
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