water witch

water witch

noun
1.
Also, water witcher. a person skilled at water witching; dowser.
2.
a witch believed to haunt lakes, ponds, etc.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism

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water-witch

[waw-ter-wich, wot-er-]
verb (used without object)
to practice water witching; work as a water witch.
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water witch
 
n
a person who claims the ability to detect water underground by means of a divining rod

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