welsh

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from welch, spelling influenced by Welsh, used disparagingly. Compare gyp (swindle) (probably from gypsy (Roma)), and jew (defraud), from Jew.

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welsh (third-person singular simple present welshes, present participle welshing, simple past and past participle welshed)

  1. (pejorative) To swindle someone by not paying a debt, especially a gambling debt.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The use of this term is sometimes considered offensive because it implies a negative stereotype of the Welsh.

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