lecher

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See also: Lecher and lécher

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From Middle English lechour, from Old French lecheor (glutton, sensualist, libertine) , from Old French lecher, lechier, lekier, lescher (to lick, live in gluttony or sensuality), from Old Frankish *likkōn (to lick), from Proto-Germanic *likkōną (to lick), from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ- (to lick). More at lick.

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lecher (plural lechers)

  1. A lecherous person.
    • 2000, Deborah Payne Fisk, The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre (page 202)
      The comedies work in very obvious ways to feminize this socially-ominous triad of young fops, old lechers, and greedy businessmen.

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lecher (third-person singular simple present lechers, present participle lechering, simple past and past participle lechered)

  1. To practice lewdness.

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