[ lech-er ]
/ ˈlɛtʃ ər /


a man given to excessive sexual indulgence; a lascivious or licentious man.

verb (used without object)

to engage in lechery.

Origin of lecher

1125–75; Middle English lech(o)ur < Anglo-French; Old French lecheor glutton, libertine, equivalent to lech(ier) to lick (< Germanic; compare Old High German leccōn to lick) + -eor -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for lecher

/ (ˈlɛtʃə) /


a promiscuous or lewd man

Word Origin for lecher

C12: from Old French lecheor lecher, from lechier to lick, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German leccōn to lick
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