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Examples from the Web for welcher
Upon my word I half envy you, Riddell, old man, being a Welcher.
“I never expected to find you a Welcher,” says old Wyndham to the captain.
Welcher is a thing you needn't have to do with if you're careful.Mr. Scarborough's Family
Der ist edel, / Welcher edel fhlt und handelt—He is noble who feels and acts nobly.
Whereupon Mr Tucker, the Welcher, rose and put a question on another matter.
- a variant spelling of welsh
- an archaic spelling of Welsh 1
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Word Origin and History for welcher
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(wĕlch, wĕlsh)William Henry 1850-1934
- American pathologist and bacteriologist who discovered the bacteria that causes gas gangrene.
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