LECH'ER, n. A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an exorbitant degree, to the indulgence of the animal appetite, and an illicit commerce with females. LECH'ER, v.i. to practice lewdness; to indulge lust.
nounEtymology: Middle English lechour, from Anglo-French lechur, from lecher to lick, live in debauchery, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German leck?n to lick — more at lickDate: 13th century a man who engages in lechery
Lecher Lech"er, n. [OE. lechur, lechour, OF. lecheor, lecheur, gormand, glutton, libertine, parasite, fr. lechier to lick, F. l['e]cher; of Teutonic origin. See Lick.] A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an excessive degree, to the indulgence of sexual desire, or to illicit commerce with women.
(lechers) If you describe a man as a lecher, you disapprove of him because you think he behaves towards women in a way which shows he is only interested in them sexually. (INFORMAL) N-COUNT [disapproval]