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fitch

[fich] /fɪtʃ/
noun
1.
the European polecat, Mustela putorius.
2.
its fur, often dyed to imitate other furs.
Also, fitchet
[fich-it] /ˈfɪtʃ ɪt/ (Show IPA),
fitchew
[fich-oo] /ˈfɪtʃ u/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English fiche, feche, fuche polecat fur < Middle Dutch fisse, visse, vitsche polecat

Fitch

[fich] /fɪtʃ/
noun
1.
John, 1743–98, U.S. inventor: pioneer in development of the steamboat.
2.
(William) Clyde, 1865–1909, U.S. playwright.
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  • fitch unexpectedly appeared at the office and participated in the meeting.
British Dictionary definitions for fitch

fitch

/fɪtʃ/
noun
1.
another name for polecat (sense 1)
2.
the fur of the polecat or ferret
Word Origin
C16: probably from ficheuxfitchew
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