[ lech ]
/ lɛtʃ /
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a lecherous desire or craving.
any strong desire or liking.
verb (used without object)
to behave like a lecher (often followed by for or after).
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Origin of letch
First recorded in 1790–1800; probably back formation from lecher
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How to use letch in a sentence
Cow-heels and Calves feet are sometimes mixed with unsugared leches and Jellies.Early English Meals and Manners|Various
Leches in hundreds fed securely beside them, for they have learned only to keep out of bow-shot, or two hundred yards.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
Leches white with an antelope of redde corven theryn, a crowne about his neck with a cheyne of golde.A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for letch
/ (lɛtʃ) /
a variant spelling of lech
Word Origin for letch
C18: perhaps back formation from lecher
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