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Fitch

[fich]
noun
  1. John,1743–98, U.S. inventor: pioneer in development of the steamboat.
  2. (William) Clyde,1865–1909, U.S. playwright.
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British Dictionary definitions for john fitch

fitch

fitchet (ˈfɪtʃɪt)

noun
  1. another name for polecat (def. 1)
  2. the fur of the polecat or ferret
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Word Origin for fitch

C16: probably from ficheux fitchew
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