welsh

verb
\ˈwelsh, ˈwelch \
variants: or less commonly \ˈwelch \
welshed also welched; welshing also welching; welshes also welches

Definition of welsh 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 informal, now sometimes offensive : to avoid payment used with on

2 informal, now sometimes offensive : to break one's word : renege

Welsh

noun
\ˈwelsh, ˈwelch \
variants: or less commonly Welch \ˈwelch \

Definition of Welsh (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the Celtic language of the Welsh people

2  plural in construction : the natives or inhabitants of Wales

Other Words from welsh

Verb

welsher noun informal, now sometimes offensive

Noun

Welsh or less commonly Welch adjective

First Known Use of welsh

Verb

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for welsh

Verb

probably from Welsh, adjective

Noun

Middle English Walsche, Welsse, from walisch, welisch, adjective, Welsh, from Old English wælisc, welisc foreign, British, Welsh, from Old English Wealh foreigner, Briton, Welshman, of Celt origin; akin to the source of Latin Volcae, a Celtic people of southeastern Gaul

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Welsh

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Welsh

: the language of the Welsh people

the Welsh : the people of Wales

Welsh

adjective
\ˈwelsh \

Kids Definition of Welsh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Wales or the people of Wales

Welsh

noun

Kids Definition of Welsh (Entry 2 of 2)

: the people of Wales

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