welch

[welch, welsh]

verb (used without object) Informal.


Related formswelch·er, noun

Welch

1
[welch, welsh]

adjective, noun

Welch

2
[welch, welsh]

noun

James,1940–2003, U.S. poet and novelist.
Joseph Nye,1890–1960, U.S. trial lawyer.
Robert, Jr.,1899–1985, U.S. candy manufacturer: founder of the John Birch Society 1958.
William Henry,1850–1934, U.S. medical pathologist and educator.
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Contemporary Examples of welch

Historical Examples of welch

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

a variant spelling of welsh
Derived Formswelcher, noun

Welch

adjective

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

welch in Medicine

Welch

[wĕlch, wĕlsh]William Henry 1850-1934

American pathologist and bacteriologist who discovered the bacteria that causes gas gangrene.
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