White-livered meaning

wīt'lĭv'ərd, hwīt'-
Cowardly.
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Cowardly; craven.
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Archaic form of lily-livered.
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Alternative form of white-livered.
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Origin of white-livered

  • From the notion that a deficiency of bile caused a pale liver and lack of vigor or courage
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition