water witch

noun

: one who dowses for water
water witching 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water witch was in 1817

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“Water witch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20witch. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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