verb (used without object) Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
Origin of welsh
Definition for welsh (2 of 2)
Origin of Welsh
Examples from the Web for welsh
We have Matthew Rhys from The Americans as a Welsh separatist.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The royal couple then traveled on to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to watch a rugby match between Wales and Australia.
He'll be played by Grahame Fox, a journeyman Welsh actor who's appeared on the U.K. soap EastEnders and the TV series Casualty.Meet Game of Thrones’ Sexy New Season 4 Cast: The Red Viper, Porn Stars, and More|Marlow Stern|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One young woman, when asked this question, looked me up and down intoned, in a slow, rural Welsh accent, “Back to the apes.”
Welsh said 20 percent of female recruits report being assaulted before they joined the military.Air Force General Blames Increase in Military Rape on Hookup Culture|Eleanor Clift|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The boy's head will seldom be found except in Welsh coats, of which the arms of Vaughan and Price are examples.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
For instructors indeed he could find only a few Mercian prelates and priests, with one Welsh bishop, Asser.
I looked across the sea, and saw, almost with a feeling of home sickness, the Welsh mountains in the blue distance.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
Ellesmere owed its early importance to its position on the Welsh borders and to its castle, which was in ruins, however, in 1349.
The stories of his savage mutilation of his Welsh prisoners show that he merited the name of “the Wolf.”Medival Wales|A. G. Little
British Dictionary definitions for welsh (1 of 3)
verb (intr often foll by on) slang
Word Origin for welsh
British Dictionary definitions for welsh (2 of 3)
Word Origin for Welsh
British Dictionary definitions for welsh (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for welsh
Old English Wilisc, Wylisc (West Saxon), Welisc, Wælisc (Anglian and Kentish), from Wealh, Walh "Celt, Briton, Welshman, non-Germanic foreigner;" in Tolkien's definition, "common Gmc. name for a man of what we should call Celtic speech," but also applied to speakers of Latin, hence Old High German Walh, Walah "Celt, Roman, Gaulish," and Old Norse Valir "Gauls, Frenchmen" (Danish vælsk "Italian, French, southern"); from Proto-Germanic *Walkhiskaz, from a Celtic name represented by Latin Volcæ (Caesar) "ancient Celtic tribe in southern Gaul." The word survives in Wales, Cornwall, Walloon, walnut, and in surnames Walsh and Wallace. Borrowed in Old Church Slavonic as vlachu, and applied to the Rumanians, hence Wallachia.
Among the English, Welsh was used disparagingly of inferior or substitute things, hence Welsh rabbit (1725), also perverted by folk-etymology as Welsh rarebit (1785).