Letch meaning

lĕch
A strong, especially sexual desire or craving.
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A lecher.
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(archaic) Strong desire; passion.

Some people have a letch for unmasking impostors, or for avenging the wrongs of others. "” De Quincey.

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(informal) Someone with an overly strong sexual desire.
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A stream or pool in boggy land.
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Alternative form of leach.
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Alternative form of leach.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of letch

  • Perhaps back-formation from obsolete letcher variant of lecher
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From loec - later lache, variant letch - for example Sandy's Letch located east of Annitsford in Northumberland.
    From Wiktionary
  • See lech, lecher.
    From Wiktionary