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letch

[lech] /lɛtʃ/
noun
1.
a lecherous desire or craving.
2.
a lecher.
3.
any strong desire or liking.
verb (used without object)
4.
to behave like a lecher (often followed by for or after).
Also, lech.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; probably back formation from lecher
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British Dictionary definitions for letch

lech

/lɛtʃ/
verb
1.
(intransitive) usually foll by after. to behave lecherously (towards); lust (after)
noun
2.
a lecherous act or indulgence
Word Origin
C19: back formation from lecher

letch

/lɛtʃ/
verb, noun
1.
a variant spelling of lech
Word Origin
C18: perhaps back formation from lecher
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Word Origin and History for letch
n.

"craving, longing," 1796, perhaps a back-formation from lecher, or from a figurative use of latch (v.) in a secondary sense of "grasp, grasp on to."

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Slang definitions & phrases for letch

lech

noun
  1. Strong desire, esp sexual; lust; the HOTS: his lech for cam shafts and turbines/ He had a lech for his fifteen-year-old daughter (1796+)
  2. A lecher: under the illusion that the lech is as enamored as she is/ who also appears as a good-natured lech (1943+)
verb

: when Henry goes letching after Anne/ keep Junior from leching (1911+)

[fr lecher, lechery, ultimately fr the notion of licking]


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