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welch

[ welch, welsh ]
/ wɛltʃ, wɛlʃ /
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verb (used without object) Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
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Origin of welch

First recorded in 1855–60; variant of welsh

OTHER WORDS FROM welch

welch·er, noun

Other definitions for welch (2 of 2)

Welch
[ welch, welsh ]
/ wɛltʃ, wɛlʃ /

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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British Dictionary definitions for welch (1 of 2)

welch
/ (wɛlʃ) /

verb
a variant spelling of welsh

Derived forms of welch

welcher, noun

British Dictionary definitions for welch (2 of 2)

Welch
/ (wɛlʃ) /

adjective
an archaic spelling of Welsh 1
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Medical definitions for welch

Welch
[ wĕlch, wĕlsh ]
William Henry 1850-1934

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