[ pilch ]
/ pɪltʃ /


an infant's wrapper worn over a diaper.

Origin of pilch

before 1000; Middle English pilche a kind of outer garment, Old English pylece < Medieval Latin pellicia a furred garment, Latin pellicea, feminine of pelliceus of skins, hides, derivative of pellis a skin
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/ (pɪltʃ) /

noun British archaic

an outer garment, originally one made of skin
an infant's outer wrapping, worn over the napkin

Word Origin for pilch

C17: from Old English pylce a garment made of skin and fur, from Late Latin pellicia, from Latin pellis fur
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