debauchee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n debauchee a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Debauchee One who is given to intemperance or bacchanalian excesses; a man habitually lewd; a libertine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n debauchee One addicted to intemperance or bacchanalian excesses; a habitually lewd or profligate person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Debauchee a libertine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. débauché, n., properly p. p. of débaucher,. See Debauch (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desbaucher (Fr. débaucher), to corrupt—des = L. dis, and baucher, to hew—bauche or bauc, a beam, a course of stones.

Usage

In literature:

Vice and licentiousness even penetrate to royal households, and princes of the blood pose as roues and debauchees.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
I saw you blush under the obstinate looks of the infamous debauchee.
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
That the bright and high-minded Somers was the debauchee that Mrs. Manley and Mr. Cooksey would have us believe him is incredible.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
To the sound of cymbals, it postured for the weary debauchee.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
It was a nation of debauchees, thieves and drunkards.
"A Story of One Short Life, 1783 to 1818" by Elisabeth G. Stryker
A true man ought not to sit down and weep with an exhausted debauchee.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
It is this: Logan was a restless, disappointed intriguer and debauchee.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
Lou began laughing, but soon checked herself and endeavored to give the youthful debauchee a look of scorn.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
In pleasing contrast to the fashionable and often brilliant debauchees of the court of Charles II.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
But what should this old debauchee know of a great industrial theme!
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

A Sufi debauchee of dreams
Spake this:--From Sodomite to Peri
Earth tablets us; we live and are
Man's own long commentary.
"Self" by Madison Julius Cawein
Be not deceiv'd, thou sensual debauchee!
Christ will to no one a Redeemer be,
But to the man, who, of his own accord,
Shall take his Saviour for his sov'reign Lord.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Teach, shew, exhort, conjure the debauchee,
A vicious life he to the last will lead:
Try both the law and gospel, yet from thee
He'll only with a sneer avert his head.
"The Pastor's Complaint" by Rees Prichard
Oh! water for me—bright water for me!
And wine for the tremulous debauchee!
It cooleth the brow, it cooleth the brain,
It maketh the faint one strong again;
It comes o'er the sense like a breeze from the sea:
All freshness, like infant purity.
"Water!--Oh! Water For Me" by John Pierpont

In news:

For a woman infamous for her material life — to many, she remains the uncouth child of Soviet privilege, a debauchee of suspect talents who imported only the worst of the West — Sobchak is well read.
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