welsh

verb \ ˈwelsh , ˈwelch \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈwelch\

Definition of welsh

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

welsher

noun, informal, now sometimes offensive

Origin and Etymology of welsh

probably from Welsh, adjective


Welsh

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

Definition of Welsh

1 :the Celtic language of the Welsh people
2 plural in construction :the natives or inhabitants of Wales

Welsh

or less commonly Welch adjective

Origin and Etymology of welsh

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 Defined for English Language Learners

Welsh

noun

Definition of Welsh for English Language Learners

  • : the language of the Welsh people

  • the Welsh : the people of Wales


WELSH Defined for Kids

1

Welsh

adjective \ ˈwelsh \

Definition of Welsh for Students

:of or relating to Wales or the people of Wales

2

Welsh

noun

Definition of Welsh for Students

:the people of Wales

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