- a person addicted to excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; one given to debauchery.
Origin of debauchee
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Examples from the Web for debauchee
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
- 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]
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