potch

noun

mainly Australian slang inferior quality opal used in jewellery for mounting precious opals

Word Origin for potch

C20: of uncertain origin
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Related Words for potch

blow, blip, pat, punch, whack, box, poke, spank, crack, sock, bang, clout, chop, swat, smack, slam, cuff, buffet, wallop, strike

Examples from the Web for potch

Historical Examples of potch

  • Who slips to the seat of question and melts all Into one potch of folly!

  • Then Potch would know what perhaps he ought to have known already.

    The Black Opal

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • Slowly and surely Potch had lived down that distrust and contempt.

    The Black Opal

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • There was not much more than potch and colour in the bundle.

    The Black Opal

    Katharine Susannah Prichard

  • "Potch doesn't seem to fancy sellin' at all for a bit," Michael said.

    The Black Opal

    Katharine Susannah Prichard