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(Irish, informal) very similar: he and his father are lick-alike


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  • Licker-in

    [lik-er-in] /ˈlɪk ərˈɪn/ noun 1. a roller on a carding machine, especially the roller that opens the stock as it is fed into the card and transfers the fibers to the main cylinder.

  • Lickerish

    [lik-er-ish] /ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ/ adjective, Archaic. 1. fond of and eager for choice food. 2. greedy; longing. 3. lustful; lecherous. /ˈlɪkərɪʃ/ adjective (archaic) 1. lecherous or lustful 2. greedy; gluttonous 3. appetizing or tempting adj. “fond of delicious fare,” c.1500, from Middle English likerous “pleasing to the palate” (late 13c.), from Anglo-French *likerous, Old French […]

  • Lickety-split

    [lik-i-tee-split] /ˈlɪk ɪ tiˈsplɪt/ adverb, Informal. 1. at great speed; rapidly: to travel lickety-split. /ˈlɪkɪtɪˈsplɪt/ adverb 1. (US & Canadian, informal) very quickly; speedily adj. 1852, American English (earlier lickety-cut, lickety-click, and simply licketie, 1817), from lick (n.1) in dialectal sense “very fast sprint in a race” (1809) on the notion of a “lick” as […]

  • Licking

    [lik-ing] /ˈlɪk ɪŋ/ noun 1. Informal. 2. the act of a person or thing that licks. [lik] /lɪk/ verb (used with object) 1. to pass the tongue over the surface of, as to moisten, taste, or eat (often followed by up, off, from, etc.): to lick a postage stamp; to lick an ice-cream cone. 2. […]

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