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Friday, 4 May 2018

Word To Use Today: liquorish or lickerish.

The word liquorish, or lickerish, can mean lustful, greedy, tempting, appetising or tempting.

So the connection with liquorice (or licorice) is absolutely and completely...

...non-existent.

File:Liquorice Allsorts in a glass bowl.jpg
photo by David Edgar

Word To Use Today: liquorish. This word comes from the Old French lechereus, which means lecherous. The Anglo-French lecher means to lick.

The word liquorice also comes via Old French, but it's from the Latin liquirītia, from glycyrrhīza, from the Greek glukas, sweet, plus rhiza, root.


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