\ ˈlech How to pronounce letch (audio) \

Definition of letch

1 : craving specifically : sexual desire
2 [by shortening & alteration] : lecher

Examples of letch in a Sentence

a sudden letch for chocolate she's developed quite a letch for that movie star—and he's young enough to be her son
Recent Examples on the Web Side effects include nausea, dizziness, numbness, dumbness, Dementias, deletions, leeches, letches, hexes, hoaxes, hocus-pocuses, And, if there is justice, spiritual, moral, federal, state, & local charges. Terrance Hayes, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2019 Men who preyed on younger women were called letches, cradle-robbers, dogs. Jill Ciment, Harper's magazine, 10 June 2019 Was White going to break down and admit he’s a letch? David Whitley, OrlandoSentinel.com, 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of letch

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for letch

back-formation from letcher, alteration of lecher

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“Letch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letch. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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