Main meanings of liver-sick in English

: liver-sick1liver-sick2

liver-sick1

Pronunciation /ˈlɪvəsɪk/

noun

dialect British
  • A hangnail on the finger.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Durrant Cooper (1812–1875), antiquary. Apparently from liver + sick.

Main meanings of liver-sick in English

: liver-sick1liver-sick2

liver-sick2

Pronunciation /ˈlɪvəsɪk/

adjective

rare
  • Affected with liver disease.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Bald's Leechbook. From liver + sick.