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fratching

[frach-ing] /ˈfrætʃ ɪŋ/
noun, British Dialect.
1.
a quarrel; disagreement; argument.
Origin of fratching
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; fratch + -ing1

fratch

[frach] /frætʃ/ British Dialect
verb (used with object)
1.
to disagree; quarrel.
noun
2.
a quarrel; argument; dispute.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English fracchen to creak, of uncertain origin
Related forms
fratcher, noun
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  • They were fratching—quarrelling—I could hear 'em as well as see 'em.

    The Borough Treasurer Joseph Smith Fletcher
  • He set up his fratching at breakfast acause his porridge was burnt, and kept at it all day.

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic Moorman
British Dictionary definitions for fratching

fratch

/frætʃ/
noun
1.
(English, dialect) a quarrel
Derived Forms
fratchy, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from obsolete fratch to make a harsh noise; perhaps of imitative origin
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