[ frach ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to disagree; quarrel.

  1. a quarrel; argument; dispute.

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


/ (frætʃ) /

  1. English dialect a quarrel

Origin of fratch

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

Derived forms of fratch

  • fratchy, adjective

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