mitching

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mitch +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

mitching

  1. Present participle of mitch.

Noun[edit]

mitching (uncountable)

  1. (UK dialectal) Pilfering; skulking.
  2. (UK regional) Playing truant.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 6:
      As soon as she was out of the front gate, my father would say, ‘Come along, son: let's go mitchin'!’ and we'd go out to the shed at the back [...].
  3. (UK dialecta) A pretense of poverty.