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gulch

[guhlch] /gʌltʃ/
noun
1.
a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent.
Origin
British dialect
1825-1835
1825-35; compare British dialect gulch, gulsh to run with a full stream, gush, (of land) to sink in, Middle English gulchen to spew forth, gush; expressive word akin to gulp, gush, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for gulch

gulch

/ɡʌltʃ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a narrow ravine cut by a fast stream
Word Origin
C19: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for gulch
n.

"deep ravine," 1832, American English, perhaps from obsolete or dialectal verb gulsh "sink in" (of land), "gush out" (of water), from Middle English gulchen "to gush forth; to drink greedily" (c.1200). Cf. gulche-cuppe "a greedy drinker" (mid-13c.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for gulch

gulch

Related Terms

dry-gulch


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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