Lech



[lech] /lɛtʃ/

noun, verb (used without object)
1.
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[lech] /lɛtʃ/ Slang.
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).
/lɛtʃ/
verb
1.
(intransitive) usually foll by after. to behave lecherously (towards); lust (after)
noun
2.
a lecherous act or indulgence
/lɛk; German lɛç/
noun
1.
a river in central Europe, rising in SW Austria and flowing generally north through S Germany to the River Danube. Length: 285 km (177 miles)
/lɛtʃ/
verb, noun
1.
a variant spelling of lech
n.

“Celtic monumental stone,” 1768, from Welsh llech, cognate with Gaelic and Irish leac (see cromlech).

“yen, strong desire” (especially sexual), 1796, variant of letch. Meaning “a lecher” is by 1943.
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.”

noun

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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