Definition of lickerish in English:

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lickerish

Pronunciation: /ˈlik(ə)riSH/

adjective

Lecherous: a barrage of lickerish grins and dirty jokes
More example sentences
  • I would like to think - to the pure, all things are pure - that all the mystery words will eventually be revealed as innocent teases designed to mock the lickerish mind.
  • My nose would rival Pinocchio's were I to deny the smoldering impact of such lickerish lines as these.

Derivatives

lickerishly

adverb
Example sentences
  • Let him smile, but not lickerishly or with too gaping an aspect.
  • Nor was I a party to the other guys’ lickerishly described activities in the last row at the movies.

Origin

Late 15th century: alteration of obsolete lickerous, in the same sense, from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French lecheros (see lecherous).

Words that rhyme with lickerish

liquorice (US licorice)

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: lick·er·ish

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