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glitch

[ glich ]
/ glɪtʃ /
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noun

a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
Computers. any error, malfunction, or problem.Compare bug1 (def. 4).
a brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.

verb (used with object)

to cause a glitch in: an accident that glitched our plans.

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Origin of glitch

First recorded in 1960–65; perhaps from Yiddish glitsh “slippery area”; compare glitshn, German glitschen “to slip, slide”
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British Dictionary definitions for glitch

glitch
/ (ɡlɪtʃ) /

noun

a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
a change in the rotation rate of a pulsar

Word Origin for glitch

C20: of unknown origin
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