lecherous

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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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