Likerous Lik"er*ous (l[i^]k"[~e]r*[u^]s), a., Likerousness Lik"er*ous*ness, n.[Obs.] See {Lickerish}, {Lickerishness}. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Likerousness — Likerous Lik er*ous (l[i^]k [ e]r*[u^]s), a., Likerousness Lik er*ous*ness, n.[Obs.] See {Lickerish}, {Lickerishness}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • lickerous — adjective Etymology: Middle English likerous, from (assumed) Old North French, var of Old French lechereus more at lecherous obsolete : lickerish …   Useful english dictionary

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