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Origin of witch

before 900; Middle English wicche,Old English wicce (feminine; compare wicca(masculine) wizard; see wicked)

OTHER WORDS FROM witch

witchhood, nounwitchlike, adjectiveun·der·witch, noun
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How to use witch in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for witch (1 of 3)

witch1
/ (wɪtʃ) /

noun
verb
(tr) to cause or change by or as if by witchcraft
a less common word for bewitch

Derived forms of witch

witchlike, adjective

Word Origin for witch

Old English wicca; related to Middle Low German wicken to conjure, Swedish vicka to move to and fro

British Dictionary definitions for witch (2 of 3)

witch2
/ (wɪtʃ) /

noun
a flatfish, Pleuronectes (or Glyptocephalus) cynoglossus, of N Atlantic coastal waters, having a narrow greyish-brown body marked with tiny black spots: family Pleuronectidae (plaice, flounders, etc)

Word Origin for witch

C19: perhaps from witch 1, alluding to the appearance of the fish

British Dictionary definitions for witch (3 of 3)

witch-

wych-


prefix
having pliant brancheswitchweed

Word Origin for witch-

Old English wice and wic; probably from Germanic wik- bend
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