• Given to excessive sexual activity and debauchery.


  • From Middle English lecherous, licherous, from Old French *lecherous (attested in Old French lecherousement ("lecherously")), from Old French lecherie, licherie, from Old French lecher, lechier, lekier, lescher, from Old Frankish *lekkon ("to lick"), from Proto-Germanic *likkōną ("to lick"), from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ- ("to lick"), equivalent to lecher + -ous. More at lick.

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