de·​bauch·​ee di-ˌbȯ-ˈchē How to pronounce debauchee (audio)
: one given to debauchery

Examples of debauchee in a Sentence

the debauchees that are legendarily found at any fraternity party the biography of a debauchee who underwent a late-life religious conversion and became a monk
Recent Examples on the Web There's no entrance at all on the Elston side of the building, where its address is registered—just a metal wall with an assortment of small multicolored plastic letters with magnetic backs that invites passing debauchees to make word salad. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History


borrowed from French débauché, noun derivative from past participle of débaucher "to divert or distract (a person) from work, obligations, etc., tempt into excess or immorality" — more at debauch entry 1

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of debauchee was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Debauchee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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