sickener [sik-uh-ner] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. something that sickens or disgusts.

Origin of sickener First recorded in 1800–10; sicken + -er1 Examples from the Web for sickener Historical Examples of sickener

  • He has had such a sickener of the holy men that it will do you good to hear him talk.

    The Call Of The South

    Louis Becke

  • “On’y about a week—and this is a sickener,” said Sandy disgustedly.

    The Quiver, 11/1899


  • I have got over the whole thing, but it has been a sickener.

    Tiny Luttrell

    Ernest William Hornung

  • My dear old friend, it’s when you come upon women of that kind you have a sickener.

    Diana of the Crossways, Complete

    George Meredith

  • In some families the mistress of the house will assist the cook; but she should have a sickener of that as soon as possible.

    Mr. Punch At Home


  • British Dictionary definitions for sickener sickener noun

    1. something that induces sickness or nausea
    2. a bright red basidiomycetous fungus of either of two species of Russula, notably the poisonous R. emetica
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