Origin of quitch
- From Middle English quicchen, quytchen, quecchen, from Old English cweÄ‹Ä‹an (“to shake, swing, move, vibrate, shake off, give up"), from Proto-Germanic *kwakjanÄ… (“to shake, swing"), from Proto-Indo-European *gÊ·og- (“to shake, swing"). Related to Old English cwacian (“to quake"). More at quake.
- From Middle English quicche, from Old English cwice, from Middle Low German kweke. Cognate with German Quecke, Dutch kweek.