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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man given to lechery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lecherous person (almost always male).
  • v. To practice lewdness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an excessive degree, to the indulgence of sexual desire, or to illicit sexual relations with women; also called letch and lech.
  • intransitive v. To practice lewdness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To practise lewdness; indulge in lust.
  • n. A man given to lewdness; one who is grossly unchaste; a habitual libertine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. man with strong sexual desires

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French lecheor, from lechier, to lick, to live in debauchery, of Germanic origin; see leigh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English lechour, from Old French lecheor ("glutton, sensualist, libertine") , from lecher ("to lick, live in gluttony or sensuality"). (Wiktionary)

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