In Jamaican Creole the term “licky licky” is used to refer to persons who are gluttonous. This morning I came across a word that I believe is the English equivalent to our “licky licky” and I wonder how many people have made this connection before. The word is lickerish.
According to Dictionary.com, lickerish which is an adjective means;
1.Fond of and eager for choice food.
3. Lustful; lecherous.
Likerish shares a common ancestor with the less positive term lecherous . The Old French licherous ,”pleasing to the palate,” evolved into both English words.