[ frach ]
/ frætʃ /
verb (used with object)
to disagree; quarrel.
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 fratchfratcher, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for fratch
He had just had a "fratch" with the Quaker preachers on the subject of election.
Dus'ta mind the fratch thoo telt me aboot atween Angus and auld Wilson?
I mind I told him what he said over and over again about his fratch with that Garth.
British Dictionary definitions for fratch
/ (frætʃ) /
English dialect a quarrel
Derived forms of fratchfratchy, adjective
Word Origin for fratch
C19: from obsolete fratch to make a harsh noise; perhaps of imitative origin
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