- a lecherous desire or craving.
- a lecher.
- any strong desire or liking.
verb (used without object)
- to behave like a lecher (often followed by for or after).
- a variant spelling of lech
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.”