Origin of debauched
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of debauch
Examples from the Web for debauched
When Druz visited Crimea before, he said, he felt disturbed by the debauched atmosphere.
Will readers ever get enough of the debauched, smoke-filled nightclubs of wartime Europe?French Lesbian Auto-Racer Turns Nazi Spy: Francine Prose’s Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932|Jessica Ferri|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He and McAvoy embark on debauched trip to Germany which unfolds manically to the soundtrack of “99 Red Balloons.”
But she hits the mark more than she misses, e.g., a debauched rock star is described as looking like “a Pierrot gone bad.”
Kennan would later complain that his idea was debauched by the Truman administration.
Of all the pantomimic dramatis personæ, we consider the pantaloon the most worthless and debauched.The Mudfog and Other Sketches|Charles Dickens
There may be an allusion to some mistress of that debauched Machiavel.The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume VI|Aphra Behn
Three years exhausted the patience of the nobles with the aged and debauched Nicephorus.Constantinople|William Holden Hutton
He is rich it may be; but a haunter of idle and debauched company—a common prizefighter, who has shed human blood like water.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
The soul of the country was debauched with doles and charities.Ireland Since Parnell|Daniel Desmond Sheehan
Word Origin for debauch
1590s, from Middle French débaucher "entice from work or duty," from Old French desbaucher "to lead astray," supposedly literally "to trim (wood) to make a beam" (from bauch "beam," from Frankish balk or some other Germanic source akin to English balk). A sense of "shaving" something away, perhaps, but the root is also said to be a word meaning "workshop," which gets toward the notion of "to lure someone off the job;" either way the sense evolution is unclear.