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noun, plural stichs.
  1. a verse or line of poetry.
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Origin of stich1

First recorded in 1715–25, stich is from the Greek word stíchos row, line, verse


noun, plural stichs. Cards.
  1. the last trick, being of special scoring value in certain games, as pinochle or klaberjass.
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Origin of stich2

< German: literally, sting; Old High German stih prick; see stitch
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Totton fell into an extreme payne of puntos (or stiches), soe that we thought he would presently have dyed.

    Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I

    Richard Cocks

British Dictionary definitions for stiches


  1. a line of poetry; verse
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Derived Formsstichic, adjectivestichically, adverb

Word Origin

C18: from Greek stikhos row, verse; related to steikhein to walk
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