debauchery

[ dih-baw-chuh-ree ]
/ dɪˈbɔ tʃə ri /

noun, plural de·bauch·er·ies.

excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance.
Archaic. seduction from duty, allegiance, or virtue.

Origin of debauchery

First recorded in 1635–45; debauch + -ery
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Word Origin and History for debauchery

debauchery


n.

1640s, from debauch + -ery. With a variety of spellings in 17c., e.g. debaush-, deboich-, debosh-.

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