Definition of liver-sick in English:

liver-sick

noun

Southern, English Regional
  • A hangnail on the finger.

adjective

rare
  • Affected with liver disease.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Durrant Cooper (1812–1875), antiquary. Apparently from liver + sick<br>Old English; earliest use found in Bald's Leechbook. From liver + sick.

Pronunciation

liver-sick

/ˈlɪvəsɪk/