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British Dictionary definitions for potch

potch

noun
  1. mainly Australian slang inferior quality opal used in jewellery for mounting precious opals

Word Origin

C20: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for potch

Historical Examples

  • Who slips to the seat of question and melts all Into one potch of folly!

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays

    Olive Tilford Dargan

  • There was not much more than potch and colour in the bundle.

    The Black Opal</p>

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • Then Potch would know what perhaps he ought to have known already.

    The Black Opal</p>

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • Slowly and surely Potch had lived down that distrust and contempt.

    The Black Opal</p>

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • Potch Was holding his spider off from a surface of opal his pick had clipped.

    The Black Opal</p>

    Katharine Susannah Prichard


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