water witch


Definition of water witch

: one who dowses for water

Other Words from water witch

water witching \ ˈwȯ-​tər-​ˌwi-​chiŋ How to pronounce water witch (audio) , ˈwä-​ \ noun

Examples of water witch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, the deep gorge and rushing water is lovely, but many believe that the place is alive with strange spirits and the echo of ancient voices in woods and water— and a water witch. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'water witch.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of water witch

1817, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About water witch

Time Traveler for water witch

Time Traveler

The first known use of water witch was in 1817

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near water witch


water witch

water witcher

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for water witch

Cite this Entry

“Water witch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20witch. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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