- 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
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Examples from the Web for fitches
They fight over the fitches, and leave the wheat to the crows.Talks To Farmers
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
- another name for polecat (def. 1)
- the fur of the polecat or ferret
C16: probably from ficheux fitchew