water-witch

[waw-ter-wich, wot-er-]
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verb (used without object)

to practice water witching; work as a water witch.

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water witch

noun

Also water witcher. a person skilled at water witching; dowser.
a witch believed to haunt lakes, ponds, etc.

Origin of water witch

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for water-witch

water witch

noun

a person who claims the ability to detect water underground by means of a divining rod
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