sickener [sik-uh-ner] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- something that or disgusts.
Origin of sickener First recorded in 1800–10;+ 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.
“On’y about a week—and this is a sickener,” said Sandy disgustedly.
I have got over the whole thing, but it has been a sickener.
Ernest William Hornung
My dear old friend, it’s when you come upon women of that kind you have a sickener.
In some families the mistress of the house will assist the cook; but she should have a sickener of that as soon as possible.
British Dictionary definitions for sickener sickener noun
- something that induces sickness or nausea
- a bright red basidiomycetous fungus of either of two species of Russula, notably the poisonous R. emetica