Definitions

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

  • n. A lecher: "a coke-snorting arbitrageur who's an irrepressible lech” ( Pauline Kael).
  • n. A lecherous desire.
  • intransitive v. To behave in a lecherous manner.
  • n. Variant of letch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strong, lecherous desire or craving.
  • n. A lecher.
  • v. To behave lecherously
  • n. The capstone of a cromlech.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as letch.
  • transitive v. To lick.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lick.

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

  • n. man with strong sexual desires

Etymologies

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By shortening, from lecher

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Welsh llech ("slate, slab")

Examples

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  • Undoubtedly related to lechery, which is almost as foul a term as debauchery. *cringe*

    February 20, 2007

  • This is also an "obsolete term for glance", "a Celtic monumental stone", and "a strong desire or longing, especially sexual". The term lecher came from the first meaning, and the third is a back-formation from it.

    February 20, 2007

  • see also lecher.

    February 19, 2007