Origin of Bircher
verb (used with object)
Origin of birch
Examples from the Web for bircher
Contemporary Examples of bircher
The 9/11 Truthers parrot longstanding Bircher claims about the sinister New World Order.Return of the Fright Wing
February 16, 2010
Historical Examples of bircher
Chief's not much of a bircher, and don't gas about disgrace, and such muck.The Loom of Youth
So it annoys me that somebody Bircher will tell me, "George, we are for freedom here."Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Birchist or Birchite
Word Origin for birch
1961, member of the U.S. anti-communist John Birch Society, founded 1958.
Old English berc, beorc (also the name of the rune for "b"), from Proto-Germanic *berkjon (cf. Old Saxon birka, Old Norse börk, Danish birk, Swedish björk, Middle Dutch berke, Dutch berk, Old High German birihha, German Birke), from PIE *bhergo (cf. Ossetian barz, Old Church Slavonic breza, Russian bereza, Lithuanian beržas, Sanskrit bhurjah, Latin farnus, fraxinus "mountain ash"), from root *bhereg- "to gleam, white." Meaning "bunch of birch twigs used for flogging" (1640s) led to verb meaning "to flog" (1830). Related: Birched; birching. Birch beer is by 1827, American English.