- the European polecat, Mustela putorius.
- its fur, often dyed to imitate other furs.
Also fitch·et [fich-it] /ˈfɪtʃ ɪt/, fitch·ew [fich-oo] /ˈfɪtʃ u/.
Origin of fitch
1400–50; late Middle English fiche, feche, fuche polecat fur < Middle Dutch fisse, visse, vitsche polecat
- John,1743–98, U.S. inventor: pioneer in development of the steamboat.
- (William) Clyde,1865–1909, U.S. playwright.
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Examples from the Web for fitch
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“The pendulum has swung toward hospitals buying up physician practices to get better revenue,” Fitch said.Having Cancer Gets Even More Expensive
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It's from one of the most expensive stores in Beverly Hills and I want to say it was Abercrombie and Fitch.
Maybe it wasn't but I'm going to say it was Abercrombie and Fitch.
Mr. Fitch's name was one with which to conjure in the Gordon household.Janet of the Dunes
Harriet T. Comstock
Judge Fitch says the old way is good enough for him when he goes to Washington.Susan Clegg and a Man in the House
The unsuccessful struggles of Fitch make a melancholy history.
Miss Fitch paid for the dinner; but the elder was not willing to take much.
Miss Fitch is going to have a picnic and take us to the Shakers.
- another name for polecat (def. 1)
- the fur of the polecat or ferret
C16: probably from ficheux fitchew