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[deb-aw-chee, -shee] /ˌdɛb ɔˈtʃi, -ˈʃi/
a person addicted to excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; one given to debauchery.
Origin of debauchee
First recorded in 1655-65, debauchee is from the French word débauché (past participle of débaucher). See debauch, -ee Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for debauchee
Historical Examples
  • This man was evil, not with the grossness of a debauchee but with the thinness of the devotee.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • I would have your Majesty consider which of us is the debauchee.

  • Beware of love, for it is worse than disease for a debauchee, and it is ridiculous.

    Child of a Century, Complete Alfred de Musset
  • In his own ears it sounded like the still-born narrative of a debauchee.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
  • Dandy as he was, and debauchee, to her at least he had been passionately faithful.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • There was nothing about his features to indicate the confirmed inebriate or debauchee.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • He was neither milksop nor adventurer, neither celibate by nature nor debauchee.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • But his way of talking to women and about them was more odious than the way of a debauchee.

  • Tiberius, in the days he spent in Capri, was a tyrant and a debauchee.

    Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway
  • It is this: Logan was a restless, disappointed intriguer and debauchee.

British Dictionary definitions for debauchee


/ˌdɛbɔːˈtʃiː; -ɔːˈʃiː/
a man who leads a life of reckless drinking, promiscuity, and self-indulgence
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Word Origin and History for debauchee

1660s, from French débauché "debauched (person)," noun use of past participle of debaucher (see debauch).

Debauchee, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it. [Ambrose Bierce, "Devil's Dictionary," 1911]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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