lecher

noun
lech·​er | \ ˈle-chər How to pronounce lecher (audio) \

Definition of lecher

: a man who engages in lechery

Examples of lecher in a Sentence

a friendly warning to the new assistant about the office lecher
Recent Examples on the Web Released on March 24, 1971, the conceptual song cycle of a poetic middle-aged lecher crashing his Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and subsequently romancing the teenage Nelson, profoundly impacted everyone from Beck to Air, Portishead to Pulp. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 The bawdy comic story lines are well-performed, most prominently by Brian Ibsen as the pompous lecher, Lucio. Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2019 Initially, a number of people complained to Traubel’s mother that her son shouldn’t associate with such an old lecher, but Traubel volunteered to run errands for the increasingly infirm Whitman. Brenda Wineapple, The New York Review of Books, 18 Apr. 2019 Melnik was a mocker and an unbeliever, a lecher, a contrary creature. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 30 Apr. 2018 All of a sudden women recoiled, the ethos tilted, and now the tumbrel is moving briskly through Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, and beyond, carrying lechers, perverts, and boors into job-threatening disgrace. Alessandra Stanley, Town & Country, 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lecher

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lecher

Middle English lechour, from Anglo-French lechur, from lecher to lick, live in debauchery, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German leckōn to lick — more at lick

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“Lecher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lecher. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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