letch

or lech

[ lech ]
/ lɛtʃ /
Slang.

noun

a lecherous desire or craving.
a lecher.
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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British Dictionary definitions for letches

letch
/ (lɛtʃ) /

verb, noun

a variant spelling of lech

Word Origin for letch

C18: perhaps back formation from lecher
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