Definition of lickerish in English:

lickerish

Syllabification: lick·er·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈlik(ə)riSH
 
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adjective

Lecherous: a barrage of lickerish grins and dirty jokes
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  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

lickerishly

adverb
More 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.

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