leman

noun

le·​man ˈle-mən How to pronounce leman (audio) ˈlē- How to pronounce leman (audio)
archaic
: sweetheart, lover
especially : mistress

Word History

Etymology

Middle English lefman, leman, from lef lief

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leman was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near leman

Cite this Entry

“Leman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leman. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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