- a man given to excessive sexual indulgence; a lascivious or licentious man.
- to engage in lechery.
Origin of lecher
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Or sculpture because from the guiltless marble may be wrought a drunken Silenus or a lechering satyr?The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8
- a promiscuous or lewd man
Word Origin 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."