[glich] Slang.
a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
Computers. any error, malfunction, or problem. Compare bug1 ( def 5 ).
a brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.
verb (used with object)
to cause a glitch in: an accident that glitched our plans.

1960–65; perhaps < Yiddish glitsh slippery area; compare glitshn, German glitschen to slip, slide Unabridged
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glitch (ɡlɪtʃ)
1.  a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
2.  a change in the rotation rate of a pulsar
[C20: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1962, Amer.Eng., possibly from Yiddish glitsh "a slip," from glitshn "to slip," from Ger. glitschen, and related gleiten "to glide." Perhaps directly from Ger.; it began as technical jargon in the argot of electronic hardware engineers, popularized and given a broader meaning by U.S. space program.
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Example sentences
They were all wonderful dogs, but they all had their individual glitches.
But if there are too many glitches in a record, requiring too many
  explanations, the case for promotion will be harder to make.
It's true devotion to our profession if you find and fix any small glitches to
  improve learning for your students.
Laughter is also there for all the hitches, glitches, and gaffes that are part
  of our imperfect existence.
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