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lech

[lech] /lɛtʃ/
noun, verb (used without object)
1.

letch

or lech

[lech] /lɛtʃ/ Slang.
noun
1.
a lecherous desire or craving.
2.
a lecher.
3.
any strong desire or liking.
verb (used without object)
4.
to behave like a lecher (often followed by for or after).
Origin of letch
1790-1800
1790-1800; probably back formation from lecher
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British Dictionary definitions for leching

lech

/lɛtʃ/
verb
1.
(intransitive) usually foll by after. to behave lecherously (towards); lust (after)
noun
2.
a lecherous act or indulgence
Word Origin
C19: back formation from lecher

Lech

/lɛk; German lɛç/
noun
1.
a river in central Europe, rising in SW Austria and flowing generally north through S Germany to the River Danube. Length: 285 km (177 miles)

letch

/lɛtʃ/
verb, noun
1.
a variant spelling of lech
Word Origin
C18: perhaps back formation from lecher
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Word Origin and History for leching

lech

n.

"Celtic monumental stone," 1768, from Welsh llech, cognate with Gaelic and Irish leac (see cromlech).

"yen, strong desire" (especially sexual), 1796, variant of letch. Meaning "a lecher" is by 1943.

letch

n.

"craving, longing," 1796, perhaps a back-formation from lecher, or from a figurative use of latch (v.) in a secondary sense of "grasp, grasp on to."

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Slang definitions & phrases for leching

lech

noun

  1. Strong desire, esp sexual; lust; the HOTS: his lech for cam shafts and turbines/ He had a lech for his fifteen-year-old daughter (1796+)
  2. A lecher: under the illusion that the lech is as enamored as she is/ who also appears as a good-natured lech (1943+)

verb

: when Henry goes letching after Anne/ keep Junior from leching (1911+)

[fr lecher, lechery, ultimately fr the notion of licking]

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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