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[deb-aw-chee, -shee]
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  1. 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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Related Words for debauchee

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for debauchee


  1. 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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