- a man given to excessive sexual indulgence; a lascivious or licentious man.
- to engage in lechery.
Origin of lecher
Examples from the Web for lecher
The lecher, does not he steal away the honour of his mistress?The Visions of Dom Francisco de Quevedo Villegas
Dom Francisco de Quevedo
Leyr or lecher wite, is the privilege of punishing adultery and fornication.Lancashire Folk-lore
He was a satyr, a lecher; he was a man with a sexual obsession.The Eyes Have It
Gordon Randall Garrett
A lecher of your practice, and close carriage To be discovered thus?Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10)
I knew the fellow for years and years, and he was a lecher to the very last.The Satyricon, Complete
- a promiscuous or lewd man
Word Origin and History for lecher
"man given to excessive sexual indulgence," late 12c., from Old French lecheor (Modern French lécheur) "one living a life of debauchery," especially "one given to sexual indulgence," literally "licker," agent noun from lechier "to lick, to live in debauchery or gluttony," from Frankish *likkon or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *likkojan "to lick" or some other Germanic source (see lick). The Old French feminine form was lechiere. Middle English, meanwhile, had lickestre "female who licks;" figuratively "a pleasure seeker," literally "lickster."