from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Given to, characterized by, or eliciting lechery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. given to excessive sexual activity and debauchery
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; excessively lustful; -- used mostly of men
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sensual; prone to indulge in sensuality; lustful; lewd.
- Provoking lust.
- Synonyms See list under lascivious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. given to excessive indulgence in sexual activity
From Middle English lecherous, licherous, from Old French *lecherous (attested in Old French lecherousement ("lecherously")), from Old French lecherie, licherie ("gluttony, sensuality, lewdness, lechery"), from Old French lecher, lechier, lekier, lescher ("to lick, live in gluttony or sensuality"), from Old Frankish *lekkōn (“to lick”), from Proto-Germanic *likkōnan (“to lick”), from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ- (“to lick”), equivalent to lecher + -ous. More at lick. (Wiktionary)