- a lecherous desire or craving.
- a lecher.
- any strong desire or liking.
- to behave like a lecher (often followed by for or after).
Origin of letch
First recorded in 1790–1800; probably back formation from lecher
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Examples from the Web for letch
In Dornan's telling, Clinton was a "self-indulgent hedonist and phony," a dabbler in drugs, a letch.The Original Tea Partier
October 20, 2010
But, pleased to tattle, he delights to rail, To satisfy the letch'ry of a tale.The True-Born Englishman
- a variant spelling of lech
C18: perhaps back formation from lecher
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Word Origin and History for letch
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