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fratch

[ frach ]
/ frætʃ /
British Dialect
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verb (used with object)
to disagree; quarrel.
noun
a quarrel; argument; dispute.
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Origin of fratch

1400–50; late Middle English fracchen to creak, of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM fratch

fratcher, noun
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How to use fratch in a sentence

  • Dus'ta mind the fratch thoo telt me aboot atween Angus and auld Wilson?

  • "Why, the last fratch of all, when Wilson gat the sneck posset frae Shoulthwaite," said Matthew.

  • I mind I told him what he said over and over again about his fratch with that Garth.

  • He had just had a "fratch" with the Quaker preachers on the subject of election.

British Dictionary definitions for fratch

fratch
/ (frætʃ) /

noun
English dialect a quarrel

Derived forms of fratch

fratchy, adjective

Word Origin for fratch

C19: from obsolete fratch to make a harsh noise; perhaps of imitative origin
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