Other Word Forms of Glitch
Origin of Glitch
Probably from Yiddish glitsh a slip, lapse from glitshn to slip from Middle High German glitschen alteration of glīten to glide from Old High German glītan ghel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Popularized 1960s, by US space program. Attested 1962 by American astronaut John Glenn, in reference to spikes in electrical current.
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