aitch

noun
\ ˈāch How to pronounce aitch (audio) \

Definition of aitch

: the letter h

First Known Use of aitch

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aitch

French hache, from Vulgar Latin *hacca

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The first known use of aitch was circa 1580

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“Aitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aitch. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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