fitch

play
noun \ˈfich\
variants: or

fitchew

play \ˈfi-(ˌ)chü\

Definition of fitch

  1. 1 :  polecat 1

  2. 2 :  the fur or pelt of the polecat

Origin and Etymology of fitch

Middle English fiche, ficheux, from Middle French or Middle Dutch; Middle French fichau, from Middle Dutch vitsau


First Known Use: 15th century


Fitch

play
biographical name \ˈfich\

Definition of Fitch

  1. (William) Clyde 1865–1909 American dramatist


Fitch

biographical name

Definition of Fitch

  1. John 1743–1798 American inventor

Learn More about fitch


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fitch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to give up a position of power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!