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curch

[ kurch ]

noun

  1. a simple, close-fitting cap worn by women in colonial America.
  2. a kerchief worn by Scottish women.


curch

/ kɜːtʃ /

noun

  1. a woman's plain cap or kerchief Also calledcurchef


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Word History and Origins

Origin of curch1

1400–50; late Middle English kerche, c ( o ) urche, back formation from courche ( i ) s (plural) < Middle French couvrech ( i ) es, plural of couvrechef kerchief; the final e of the singular form, originally long, was later lost

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Word History and Origins

Origin of curch1

C15: probably back formation from courcheis (plural), from Old French couvrechies, plural of couvrechef kerchief

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Example Sentences

A ribbon worn by Scotch lassies and upon marriage replaced by the matron's "curch" or cap.

Curch, which is etymologically the same word, and means a covering for the head.

It is then covered with the curch; a square piece of linen doubled diagonally, and passed round the head close to the forehead.

Some of these good women generally 'busk the bride's first curch.'

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