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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 for

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 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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Related Terms

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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