Simple Definition of glitch
: an unexpected and usually minor problem; especially : a minor problem with a machine or device (such as a computer)
Examples of glitch
Glitches in the speaker's schedule caused some delays.
A technical glitch caused a temporary shutdown.
Origin of glitch
perhaps from Yiddish glitsh slippery place, from glitshn (zikh) to slide, glide; akin to Old High German glītan to glide — more at glide
First Known Use: 1962
GLITCH Defined for Kids
Definition of glitch
: a usually minor problem
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