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[deb-aw-chee, -shee] /ˌdɛb ɔˈtʃi, -ˈʃi/
a person addicted to excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; one given to debauchery.
Origin of debauchee
1655-65; < French débauché (past participle of débaucher). See debauch, -ee Unabridged
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  • When with the gambler, or the roue, he was equally at home—a debauchee, or a handler of cards.

    Ellen Walton Alvin Addison
  • I would have your Majesty consider which of us is the debauchee.

  • All men marvelled that the Government of India allowed such a debauchee and wastrel to remain on the gadi.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • In his own ears it sounded like the still-born narrative of a debauchee.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
  • That the bright and high-minded Somers was the debauchee that Mrs. Manley and Mr. Cooksey would have us believe him is incredible.

    A Book About Lawyers John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • Dandy as he was, and debauchee, to her at least he had been passionately faithful.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • The Pulpit employed the theme to illustrate the life of the debauchee; and the Stage repeated the incidents in a melodrama.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • There was nothing about his features to indicate the confirmed inebriate or debauchee.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • The young cavalier, the coxcomb, the debauchee, mocked the priest; the priest held the dissipations of the gallant in horror.

  • He was neither milksop nor adventurer, neither celibate by nature nor debauchee.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for debauchee


/ˌdɛbɔːˈtʃiː; -ɔːˈʃiː/
a man who leads a life of reckless drinking, promiscuity, and self-indulgence
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Word Origin and History for debauchee

1660s, from French débauché "debauched (person)," noun use of past participle of debaucher (see debauch).

Debauchee, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it. [Ambrose Bierce, "Devil's Dictionary," 1911]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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