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liquorish

[lik-er-ish] /ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ/
adjective, Archaic.
1.

lickerish

or liquorish

[lik-er-ish] /ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
fond of and eager for choice food.
2.
greedy; longing.
3.
lustful; lecherous.
Origin of lickerish
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English liker(ous) pleasing to the taste, literally, to a licker (see lick, -er1) + -ish1
Related forms
lickerishly, adverb
lickerishness, noun
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liquorish

/ˈlɪkərɪʃ/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of lickerish
2.
(Brit) a variant of liquorice
Derived Forms
liquorishly, adverb
liquorishness, noun

lickerish

/ˈlɪkərɪʃ/
adjective (archaic)
1.
lecherous or lustful
2.
greedy; gluttonous
3.
appetizing or tempting
Derived Forms
lickerishly, liquorishly, adverb
lickerishness, liquorishness, noun
Word Origin
C16: changed from C13 lickerous, via Norman French from Old French lechereus lecherous; see lecher
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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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