leman

noun
le·​man | \ ˈle-mən How to pronounce leman (audio) , ˈlē- How to pronounce leman (audio) \

Definition of leman

archaic
: sweetheart, lover especially : mistress

First Known Use of leman

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leman

Middle English lefman, leman, from lef lief

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“Leman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leman. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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