lecher

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

Definition of lecher

: a man who engages in lechery

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Examples of lecher in a Sentence

a friendly warning to the new assistant about the office lecher

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The Barber of Seville Cinnabar Theater presents Rossini’s romantic comedy opera about a savvy young woman must outsmart a pompous old lecher who stands between her and her true love. SFChronicle.com, "Theater listings," 18 June 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, "‘I Have Let Whitman Alone’," 18 Apr. 2019 Melnik was a mocker and an unbeliever, a lecher, a contrary creature. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "The Boarder," 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, "Could 2018 Be the Year of the Gentleman?," 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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The first known use of lecher was in the 13th century

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lecher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lecher

disapproving : a man who shows an excessive or disgusting interest in sex

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