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  1. the letter H, h.
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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

Historical Examples of aitch

  • The aitch or pin bone (in 3) is a desirable roast for a large family.

    The Kitchen Encyclopedia


  • 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

    Robert Hichens

  • Thank Heaven, his tongue was almost virgin to the aitch in Harden.

    The Divine Fire

    May Sinclair

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for aitch


  1. the letter h or the sound represented by ithe drops his aitches
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Word Origin for aitch

C16: a phonetic spelling
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