Origin of ketch
Examples from the Web for ketch
We won't wait for no law; if we only ketch him we will hang him up so high that the buzzards can't git him.Samantha at the World's Fair|Marietta Holley
He mek always a pictur of 'is men when 'e wan' to write the fish they ketch.Rose Charlitte|Marshall Saunders
And then they say she fainted dead away, and fell over the rockin' chair, he not bein' near enough to ketch her.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.|Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
With the "ketch" begins what has been called the mast-and-a-half division of sailing vessels.
And the same support was given to drownded for drowned, oncet for once, ketch for catch, ag'in for against and onery for ordinary.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken