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welch

[welch, welsh] /wɛltʃ, wɛlʃ/
verb (used without object), Informal.
1.
Related forms
welcher, noun
Can be confused
welch, Welsh.
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British Dictionary definitions for welcher

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 welcher

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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welcher 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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