Retch vs Letch - What's the difference?

retch | letch |


As verbs the difference between retch and letch

is that retch is to make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting while letch is .

As nouns the difference between retch and letch

is that retch is an unsuccessful effort to while letch is (archaic) strong desire; passion or letch can be a stream or pool in boggy land or letch can be .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

retch

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Verb

  • To make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
  • * Byron
  • Here he grew inarticulate with retching .

    Noun

    (es)
  • an unsuccessful effort to
  • Anagrams

    *

    letch

    English

    Alternative forms

    * lech

    Etymology 1

    See (lech), (lecher).

    Noun

    (es)
  • (archaic) Strong desire; passion.
  • Some people have a letch for unmasking impostors, or for avenging the wrongs of others. — De Quincey.
  • (informal) Someone with an overly strong sexual desire.
  • Etymology 2

    From loec'' - later ''lache'', variant ''letch - for example Sandy's Letch located east of Annitsford in Northumberland.

    Noun

    (es)
  • A stream or pool in boggy land.
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (es)
  • Verb

    (es)
  • (Webster 1913)