pritch

1 of 2

transitive verb

ˈprich
-ed/-ing/-es
chiefly dialectal
: to poke holes in : prick

pritch

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -es
: a pointed spike or staff put to various uses as an implement

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English pricchen, probably alteration of prikken, priken to prick

Noun

probably alteration (influenced by pritch entry 1) of prick entry 1

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“Pritch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pritch. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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