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pilch

[ pilch ]

noun

  1. an infant's wrapper worn over a diaper.


pilch

/ pɪltʃ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pilch1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of pilch1

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

For a young girl I should like to know what is the objection to a pad, or pilch as they are called, made for use on either side.

The pad or pilch is apt to turn round, for it is only one little girl in twenty who sits straight.

Mr Pilch may have known very little of medicine, but he knew enough to make him shake his head as he saw the boy.

I asked for Mr. Pilch, and was conducted into a private room.

Pilch sat down at the desk and invited Trigger to make herself comfortable on the couch.

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