pilcher

1 of 3
pil·​cher
ˈpilchə(r)

archaic variant of pilchard

pilcher

2 of 3

noun (1)

pilch·​er
"
plural -s
: scabbard
will you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the earsShakespeare

pilcher

3 of 3

noun

plural -s
obsolete
: a contemptible person

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

alteration of pilch

Noun

perhaps from pilch + -er

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“Pilcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilcher. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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