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lickerish

Line breaks: lick¦er|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪkərɪʃ
 
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Definition of lickerish in English:

adjective

1Lecherous: 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.
2West Indian or archaic Fond of eating; greedy.

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

1
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.

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