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.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Lecherous; lustful. --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster] -- {Lick"er*ish*ly}, adv. -- {Lick"er*ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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