- the letter H, h.
Origin of aitch
Middle English ache < Old French ache < Late Latin *hacca or *accha; replacing ha
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Examples from the Web for aitch
The aitch or pin bone (in 3) is a desirable roast for a large family.The Kitchen Encyclopedia</p>
See also on the "aitch" question, Letters of an Irish Student, vol.
"This 'alf hour," he repeated, this time dropping the aitch to make a change.The Way of Ambition
Thank Heaven, his tongue was almost virgin to the aitch in Harden.The Divine Fire</p>
Pegler did not often drop an aitch, but when she did so forget herself, she did it thoroughly.From Out the Vasty Deep
Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
- the letter h or the sound represented by ithe drops his aitches
C16: a phonetic spelling
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