[ frach ]
/ frætʃ /
British Dialect

verb (used with object)

to disagree; quarrel.


a quarrel; argument; dispute.

Origin of fratch

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

Related forms

fratch·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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

fratchy, adjective

Word Origin for fratch

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