- a lecherous desire or craving.
- a lecher.
- any strong desire or liking.
- to behave like a lecher (often followed by for or after).
Origin of letch
Related Words for lechCasanova, libertine, debaucher, playboy, rake, philanderer, Romeo, gigolo, reprobate, stud, womanizer, Lothario, swinger, satyr, roue, lady-killer
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Contemporary Examples of lech
Additionally, the hotel is only open from December through Easter – a period of time when the weather in Lech is frightfully cold.
Subirer, for example, is a small bitter pear that grows in the Alps, near Lech.
President Lech Kaczynski and all the other more than 80 VIPs who boarded the 154 were in a needless risk situation.Poland's Deadly Decision
April 10, 2010
To give the award to Albert Schweitzer, or Nelson Mandela or Desmond Tutu or Lech Walesa or Andrei Sakharov is one thing.A Prize Too Far
October 10, 2009
Historical Examples of lech
On the 14th the Swedes found the passage of the Lech guarded by Tilly.The Thirty Years' War
Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Tilly, who was to defend Bavaria, was again encountered and defeated at Lech.Sweden
Marlborough and his army crossed the Lech, and proceeded to follow him.A History of England, Period III.
Rev. J. Franck Bright
The Elector, watching all this from just beyond the Lech, was in despair.The Battle of Blenheim
Nearly all the enemy were slaughtered or drowned in the river Lech.A History of Germany
- (intr usually foll by after) to behave lecherously (towards); lust (after)
- a lecherous act or indulgence
Word Origin for lech
- a river in central Europe, rising in SW Austria and flowing generally north through S Germany to the River Danube. Length: 285 km (177 miles)
- a variant spelling of lech
Word Origin for letch
"Celtic monumental stone," 1768, from Welsh llech, cognate with Gaelic and Irish leac (see cromlech).
"yen, strong desire" (especially sexual), 1796, variant of letch. Meaning "a lecher" is by 1943.