[ frach ]
/ frætʃ /
British Dialect

verb (used with object)

to disagree; quarrel.


a quarrel; argument; dispute.

Nearby words

  1. fraser, malcolm,
  2. fraser, peter,
  3. fraser, simon,
  4. frass,
  5. frat,
  6. fratching,
  7. frater,
  8. fraternal,
  9. fraternal insurance,
  10. fraternal society

Origin of fratch

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

Related formsfratch·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 Formsfratchy, adjective

Word Origin for fratch

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

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