debauchee

[ deb-aw-chee, -shee ]
/ ˌdɛb ɔˈtʃi, -ˈʃi /

noun

a person addicted to excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; one given to debauchery.

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Origin of debauchee

First recorded in 1655–65, debauchee is from the French word débauché (past participle of débaucher). See debauch, -ee

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debauchee
/ (ˌdɛbɔːˈtʃiː, -ɔːˈʃiː) /

noun

a man who leads a life of reckless drinking, promiscuity, and self-indulgence
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