Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lecher.
  • noun A lecherous desire.
  • intransitive verb To behave in a lecherous manner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To lick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as letch.
  • transitive verb obsolete To lick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The capstone of a cromlech.
  • noun slang A strong, lecherous desire or craving.
  • noun slang A lecher.
  • verb slang To behave lecherously

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  • noun man with strong sexual desires

Etymologies

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Welsh llech ("slate, slab")

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By shortening, from lecher

Examples

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  • see also lecher.

    February 19, 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

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

    February 20, 2007