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welch

[welch, welsh] /wɛltʃ, wɛlʃ/
verb (used without object), Informal.
1.
Related forms
welcher, noun

Welch

[welch, welsh] /wɛltʃ, wɛlʃ/
adjective, noun
1.

Welch

[welch, welsh] /wɛltʃ, wɛlʃ/
noun
1.
James, born 1940, U.S. poet and novelist.
2.
Joseph Nye, 1890–1960, U.S. trial lawyer.
3.
Robert, Jr. 1899–1985, U.S. candy manufacturer: founder of the John Birch Society 1958.
4.
William Henry, 1850–1934, U.S. medical pathologist and educator.
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Examples from the Web for welch
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  • In 1872, welch, unaware of Lambls case, announced the discovery of the presence of an encysted Echinorhynchus in man.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • "The Earl puts all his men on welch diet," said the captain, apologetically.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The welch moels (or beacon-rocks) are manned by our warders.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Not even thy welch spies, son of Godwin, have gained to the heights.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The reward of the welch bards, and perhaps of those upon the border, was very similar.

British Dictionary definitions for welch

welch

/wɛlʃ/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of welsh
Derived Forms
welcher, noun

Welch

/wɛlʃ/
adjective
1.
an archaic spelling of Welsh1
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Word Origin and History for welch
v.

1857, racing slang, "to refuse or avoid payment of money laid as a bet," probably a disparaging use of the national name Welsh. Related: Welched; welching.

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welch in Medicine

Welch (wělch, wělsh), William Henry. 1850-1934.

American pathologist and bacteriologist who discovered the bacteria that causes gas gangrene.

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Slang definitions & phrases for welch

well-oiled

adjective

Drunk: He happened to be well-oiled, as was usually the case (1900s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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