- a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
- Computers. any error, malfunction, or problem.Compare bug1(def 5).
- a brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.
- to cause a glitch in: an accident that glitched our plans.
Origin of glitch
Related Words for glitchedinjured, impaired, run-down, flawed, gone, shot, bent, hurt, down, spoiled, flubbed, snafued, sunk, busted, blemished, dinged, marred, totaled, imperfect, kaput
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Contemporary Examples of glitched
But in the world of grand theft auto, I spent my glitched cash on more lethal goods and services.My Secret Life in Los Santos
November 29, 2013
- a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
- a change in the rotation rate of a pulsar
Word Origin for glitch
1962, American English, possibly from Yiddish glitsh "a slip," from glitshn "to slip," from German glitschen, and related gleiten "to glide" (see glide). Perhaps directly from German; it began as technical jargon in the argot of electronic hardware engineers, popularized and given a broader meaning by U.S. space program.