Quitch Definition

kwich
noun
Webster's New World

A species of grass, often considered a weed.

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verb

(intransitive, now UK, regional) To stir; to move. [from 13th c.]

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(intransitive) To flinch; shrink.

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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.

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  • From Middle English quicche, from Old English cwice, from Middle Low German kweke. Cognate with German Quecke, Dutch kweek.

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