welch

verb
\ ˈwelch How to pronounce welch (audio) \

less common variant of

intransitive verb

1 informal + now sometimes offensive : to avoid payment used with on
2 informal + now sometimes offensive : to break one's word : renege

Welch

Definition of Welch (Entry 2 of 3)

less common variant of welsh

Welch

biographical name
\ ˈwelch How to pronounce Welch (audio) , ˈwelsh \

Definition of Welch (Entry 3 of 3)

William Henry 1850–1934 American pathologist

Learn More about welch

Statistics for welch

Cite this Entry

“Welch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/welch. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on welch

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with welch

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about welch

Comments on welch

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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!