lily-livered

adjective
lily-liv·​ered | \ ˈli-lē-ˈli-vərd How to pronounce lily-livered (audio) \

Definition of lily-livered

: lacking courage : cowardly

First Known Use of lily-livered

1605, in the meaning defined above

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“Lily-livered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lily-livered. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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lily-livered

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English Language Learners Definition of lily-livered

informal + old-fashioned : lacking courage

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