angletwitch

noun an·gle·twitch \ˈaŋ(g)əl‧ˌtwich\
variants: less commonly

angletouch

\-lˌtəch\

Definition of angletwitch

plural

-es

now dialectal, England

  1. :  earthworm

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Origin and Etymology of angletwitch

Middle English angeltwicche, angeltwacche, from Old English angeltwæcce, angeltwicce, from angel hook + -twæcce, -twicce (from twiccian to pluck, catch hold of) — more at angle, twitch


First Known Use: 14th century


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