[welch, welsh]

verb (used without object) Informal.

Nearby words

  1. weizmann,
  2. weizmann, chaim,
  3. weizsäcker,
  4. wejack,
  5. weka,
  6. welch, william henry,
  7. welchman,
  8. welcome,
  9. welcome mat,
  10. welcome to, be

Related formswelch·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for welcher



a variant spelling of welsh
Derived Formswelcher, noun



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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Medicine definitions for welcher


[wĕlch, wĕlsh]William Henry 1850-1934

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

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