1

witching

noun witch·ing \ ˈwi-chiŋ \

Definition of witching

:the practice of witchcraft :sorcery

First Known Use of witching

before 12th century


2

witching

adjective

Definition of witching

:of, relating to, or suitable for sorcery or supernatural occurrences
  • the very witching time of night
  • —William Shakespeare

First Known Use of witching

14th century



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