lecherous

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lecherous, licherous, from Old French *lecherous (attested in Old French lecherousement (lecherously)), from Old French lecherie, licherie (gluttony, sensuality, lewdness, lechery), from Old French lecher, lechier, lekier, lescher (to lick, live in gluttony or sensuality), from Old Frankish *lekkōn (to lick), from Proto-Germanic *likkōną (to lick), from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ- (to lick), equivalent to lecher +‎ -ous. More at lick.

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lecherous (comparative more lecherous, superlative most lecherous)

  1. given to excessive sexual activity and debauchery

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