One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lecherous man.‘a vile drunken lecher’
lecherous man, libertine, womanizer, seducer, adulterer, debauchee, rake, roué, profligate, wanton, loose-liver, sensualist, sybarite, voluptuary, don juan, casanova, lothario, romeoView synonyms
- ‘It began with a blog, where she posted pictures of lechers who had hassled her.’
- ‘Two bored office girls hit the town with two wealthy older lechers, taking in the nightlife while fending off their pince-nez'd, top-hatted escorts’ advances.’
- ‘What about the men who suffer at the hands of female lechers and leerers?’
- ‘For the princes are the lechers, and back again the same.’
- ‘What happens when a small town girl decides to turn the tables on some governmental lechers?’
Middle English: from Old French lichiere, lecheor, from lechier ‘live in debauchery or gluttony’, ultimately of West Germanic origin and related to lick.
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