welsh

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Etymology[edit]

From 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. (offensive) 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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