Meaning of lech in English:


(also letch)

Pronunciation /lɛtʃ/

Translate lech into Spanish


informal, derogatory
  • 1A lecher.

    • ‘he was not the booze-swilling lech that he appeared to be’
    1. 1.1A lecherous urge or desire.
      • ‘I think he has a kind of lech for you’


[no object]informal, derogatory
  • Act in a lecherous or lustful manner.

    • ‘I don't want men to whistle and lech after me’
    • ‘He came around to home tutor Sally and gets leched at by Sophie across the kitchen table.’
    • ‘Now I understood how women felt when being leched at by some perverse and dirty old man.’
    • ‘But even if you take his actions towards Amanda out of the equation, he's leched over most of the other women too.’
    • ‘That was a construction company and people were always leching after you.’
    • ‘However, if someone enjoys being leched at these recommendations are invalid.’
    • ‘The key is to be non-chalant about it, and to make sure you don't make her feel leched upon afterwards if she's not into it.’
    • ‘Still, it was nice to be able to wear shorts, without feeling you might be leched at any moment.’
    • ‘I hopped into an auto; the driver - for once, somebody who neither haggled nor leched nor insulted - asked me for directions, since he didn't know the way himself.’
    • ‘There were these and many more vague incidents of flashing, being leched at, commented on… and having strange hands feeling me up in crowded buses.’


Late 18th century (denoting a strong desire, particularly sexually): back-formation from lecher.