twitch

[ twich ]
/ twɪtʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of twitch

1125–75; Middle English twicchen (v.); akin to Old English twiccian to pluck; cognate with German zwicken to pinch

Related forms

twitch·er, nountwitch·ing·ly, adverbun·twitched, adjectiveun·twitch·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for twitcher (1 of 2)

twitcher

/ (ˈtwɪtʃə) /

noun

a person or thing that twitches
informal a bird-watcher who tries to spot as many rare varieties as possible

British Dictionary definitions for twitcher (2 of 2)

twitch

/ (twɪtʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived Forms

twitching, adjective, noun

Word Origin for twitch

Old English twiccian to pluck; related to Old High German zwecchōn to pinch, Dutch twicken
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Medicine definitions for twitcher

twitch

[ twĭch ]

v.

To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk.
To move jerkily or spasmodically.
To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.

n.

A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement.
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