Nearby words

  1. hit-and-run,
  2. hit-or-miss,
  3. hit-run,
  4. hit-skip,
  5. hitachi,
  6. hitch a ride,
  7. hitch one's wagon to a star,
  8. hitch your wagon to a star,
  9. hitchcock,
  10. hitchcock chair

Origin of hitch

1
1400–50; 1840–50 for def 5; late Middle English hytchen, of obscure origin

Related formshitch·er, noun

hitch

2
[ hich ]
/ hɪtʃ /

noun

a minnow, Lavinia exilicauda, inhabiting streams in the area of San Francisco and the Sacramento River basin.

Origin of hitch

2
origin uncertain

hitch

3
[ hich ]
/ hɪtʃ /

verb (used with or without object), noun Informal.

Origin of hitch

3
First recorded in 1865–70; by shortening

Related formshitch·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hitch

hitch

/ (hɪtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived Formshitcher, noun

Word Origin for hitch

C15: of uncertain origin

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