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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