Jamaican Creole – English

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.
2.Greedy; longing.
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.



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