Origin of lecherMiddle English lechoure from Old French lecheur from lechier, to live a debauched life, literally , lick from Frankish an unverified form lekkon, akin to German lecken, to lick
An example of a lecher is someone who constantly needs to have sex.
Origin of lecherMiddle English from Old French lecheor from lechier to lick, to live in debauchery of Germanic origin ; see leigh- in Indo-European roots.
- A lecherous person (almost always male).
(third-person singular simple present lechers, present participle lechering, simple past and past participle lechered)
- To practice lewdness.
From Middle English lechour, from Old French lecheor (“glutton, sensualist, libertine") , from lecher (“to lick, live in gluttony or sensuality").
- You make him sound like an old lecher.
- Panurge has almost all intellectual accomplishments, but is totally devoid of morality: he is a coward, a drunkard, a lecher, a spiteful trickster, a spendthrift, but all the while infinitely amusing.
- On one occasion Dr Lecher, one of the representatives of Moravia, spoke for twelve hours, from 9 P.M.