letch

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See lech, lecher.

Noun[edit]

letch (plural letches)

  1. (archaic) Strong desire; passion.
    • De Quincey
      Some people have a letch for unmasking impostors, or for avenging the wrongs of others.
  2. (informal) A lecher.

Etymology 2[edit]

From loec - later lache, variant letch - for example Sandy's Letch located east of Annitsford in Northumberland.

Noun[edit]

letch (plural letches)

  1. A stream or pool in boggy land.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

letch (plural letches)

  1. Alternative form of leach

Verb[edit]

letch (third-person singular simple present letches, present participle letching, simple past and past participle letched)

  1. Alternative form of leach

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for letch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)