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welch

[welch, welsh]
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verb (used without object) Informal.
  1. welsh.
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Related formswelch·er, noun

Welch

1
[welch, welsh]
adjective, noun
  1. Welsh.
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Welch

2
[welch, welsh]
noun
  1. James,1940–2003, U.S. poet and novelist.
  2. Joseph Nye,1890–1960, U.S. trial lawyer.
  3. Robert, Jr.,1899–1985, U.S. candy manufacturer: founder of the John Birch Society 1958.
  4. William Henry,1850–1934, U.S. medical pathologist and educator.
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Related Words for welch

evade, welsh, stiff, repudiate, skip, bilk, rat, skate, fail, shirk, dishonor, neglect, defraud, swindle, welch

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Contemporary Examples of welch

Historical Examples of welch

  • The third, old and prudent, and inured to Welch warfare, thought otherwise.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Not even thy Welch spies, son of Godwin, have gained to the heights.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • "The Earl puts all his men on Welch diet," said the captain, apologetically.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The Welch moels (or beacon-rocks) are manned by our warders.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Welch knew what he was talking about when he said he saw Whiteman to-day.

    Roughing It

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)


British Dictionary definitions for welch

welch

verb
  1. a variant spelling of welsh
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Derived Formswelcher, noun

Welch

adjective
  1. an archaic spelling of Welsh 1
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Word Origin and History for welch

v.

1857, racing slang, "to refuse or avoid payment of money laid as a bet," probably a disparaging use of the national name Welsh. Related: Welched; welching.

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welch in Medicine

Welch

(wĕlch, wĕlsh)William Henry 1850-1934
  1. American pathologist and bacteriologist who discovered the bacteria that causes gas gangrene.
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