pilch

[pilch]

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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Historical Examples of pilch

  • Pilch switched on a desk light and looked at her thoughtfully.

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  • She swung her legs off the couch and regarded Pilch dubiously.

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  • "Here's what our investigators had the last time," Pilch said.

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  • "You'll find yourself getting the knack of it rather quickly," Pilch said.

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  • Pilch's slim fingers tapped the surface of the table between them.

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British Dictionary definitions for pilch

pilch

noun British archaic
  1. an outer garment, originally one made of skin
  2. 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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