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. (Britain dialectal) Pilfering; skulking.
  2. (Britain 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. (Britain dialecta) A pretense of poverty.