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fitch

[fich]
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noun
  1. the European polecat, Mustela putorius.
  2. its fur, often dyed to imitate other furs.
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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

Fitch

[fich]
noun
  1. John,1743–98, U.S. inventor: pioneer in development of the steamboat.
  2. (William) Clyde,1865–1909, U.S. playwright.
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fitch

fitchet (ˈfɪtʃɪt)

noun
  1. another name for polecat (def. 1)
  2. the fur of the polecat or ferret
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Word Origin

C16: probably from ficheux fitchew
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