Loose liver
Liver Liv"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster]

And try if life be worth the liver's care. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster]

3. One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver. [1913 Webster]

{Fast liver}, one who lives in an extravagant and dissipated way.

{Free liver}, {Good liver}, one given to the pleasures of the table.

{Loose liver}, a person who lives a somewhat dissolute life. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Liver — Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fast liver — Liver Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Free liver — Liver Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Good liver — Liver Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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