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- a variant spelling of welsh
- an archaic spelling of Welsh 1
Word Origin and History for welching
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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