\ ˈlech How to pronounce letch (audio) \

Definition of letch

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

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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

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Was White going to break down and admit he’s a letch? David Whitley, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Shaun White's not the big Olympic villain," 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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The first known use of letch was in 1757

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one that collects or salvages junk

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