[ bur-cher ]
/ ˈbɜr tʃər /
a member, advocate, or follower of the John Birch Society and its principles.
Also called John Bircher.
Definition for bircher (2 of 2)
[ burch ]
/ bɜrtʃ /
any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close-grained wood.Compare birch family.
the wood itself.
a birch rod, or a bundle of birch twigs, used especially for whipping.
verb (used with object)
to beat or punish with or as if with a birch: The young ruffians were birched soundly by their teacher.
Origin of birch
before 900; Middle English birche, Old English birce; cognate with Old High German birka (German Birke); akin to Sanskrit bhūrja kind of birch
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Examples from the Web for bircher
The 9/11 Truthers parrot longstanding Bircher claims about the sinister New World Order.
Chief's not much of a bircher, and don't gas about disgrace, and such muck.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
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
British Dictionary definitions for bircher (1 of 2)
Birchist or Birchite
/ (ˈbɜːtʃə) /
a member or supporter of the John Birch Society
Derived FormsBirchism, noun
British Dictionary definitions for bircher (2 of 2)
/ (bɜːtʃ) /
any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula, having thin peeling barkSee also silver birch
the hard close-grained wood of any of these trees
the birch a bundle of birch twigs or a birch rod used, esp formerly, for flogging offenders
of, relating to, or belonging to the birch
consisting or made of birch
(tr) to flog with a birch
Derived Formsbirchen, adjective
Word Origin for birch
Old English bierce; related to Old High German birihha, Sanskrit bhūrja
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