- Now Rare
- lecherous; lustful; lewd
- greedy or eager, esp. to eat or taste
- Obsolete tempting the appetite
Origin: altered from lickerous from Middle English lykerous from Anglo-French form of Old French lecheros
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- Lascivious; lecherous.
- Greedy; desirous.
- a. Archaic Relishing good food.b. Obsolete Arousing hunger; appetizing.
Origin: Middle English likerous, perhaps from Old French lecheor, lekier; see lecher.
- lickˈer·ish·ly adverb
- lickˈer·ish·ness noun