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lecher

Syllabification: lech·er
Pronunciation: /ˈleCHər
 
/

Definition of lecher in English:

noun

A lecherous man.
Example sentences
  • It began with a blog, where she posted pictures of lechers who had hassled her.
  • 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.
Synonyms
lecherous man, libertine, womanizer, debauchee, rake, roué, profligate, wanton;
Don Juan, Casanova, Lothario, Romeo
informal lech, dirty old man, (old) goat, wolf, skirt-chaser
archaic fornicator

Origin

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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