welch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alternative form of welsh, from Welsh.

Noun[edit]

welch ‎(plural welches)

  1. A person who defaults on an obligation, especially a small one.
    She's a welch. That isn't hers, I lent her that watering can three years ago.

Verb[edit]

welch ‎(third-person singular simple present welches, present participle welching, simple past and past participle welched)

  1. To fail to repay a small debt.
  2. To fail to fulfill an obligation.
    • Lt. Col. Frank Slade (Al Pacino), speaking to his caretaker in Scent of a woman:
      "I welched. I'm a welcher. Didn't I tell you?"

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