verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of leach1
Examples from the Web for leacher
Historical Examples of leacher
A man made up in lust would loath this in ye: The rankest Leacher, hate such impudence.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (3 of 10): The Loyal Subject
Word Origin for leach
Old English leccan "to moisten, water, wet, irrigate," (see leak). The word disappears, then re-emerges late 18c. in a technological sense in reference to percolating liquids. Related: Leached; leaching.