noun \ˈwelt\

: a usually large bump or red area that appears on your skin because of injury or illness

Full Definition of WELT

:  a strip between a shoe sole and upper through which they are stitched or stapled together
:  a doubled edge, strip, insert, or seam (as on a garment) for ornament or reinforcement
a :  a ridge or lump raised on the body (as by a blow or allergic reaction)
b :  a heavy blow

Examples of WELT

  1. <I'll hand ye a few welts with me stick and then we'll see how ye feel!>

Origin of WELT

Middle English welte
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with WELT



Definition of WELT

transitive verb
:  to furnish with a welt
a :  to raise a welt on the body of
b :  to hit hard

First Known Use of WELT

15th century


noun \ˈwelt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WELT

:  a ridge or lump raised on the body (as by a blow or an allergic reaction)


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