welsh/welch

To fail to pay a gambling bet.

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  • welsh welch — verb (intransitive + on) informal 1 to avoid paying money or your debts 2 to not do something you have promised to do for someone: He gave us his solemn word and then he welshed on us. USAGE NOTE: WELSH POLITENESS Some Welsh people consider this… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • welch´er — welch «wehlch, wehlsh», intransitive verb. = welsh. (Cf. ↑welsh) –welch´er, noun. Welch «wehlch, wehlsh», adjective, noun. = Welsh. (Cf. ↑Welsh) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Welch — /welch, welsh/, adj., n. Welsh. /welch, welsh/, n. 1. James, born 1940, U.S. poet and novelist. 2. Joseph Nye, 1890 1960, U.S. trial lawyer. 3. Robert, Jr., 1899 1985, U.S. candy manufacturer: founder of the John Birch Society 1958. 4. William… …   Universalium

  • Welsh — /welsh, welch/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Wales, its people, or their language. n. 2. the inhabitants of Wales and their descendants elsewhere. 3. Also called Cymric, Kymric. the Celtic language of Wales. 4. one of a white, lop eared breed of… …   Universalium

  • welsh — welch [welʃ US welʃ, weltʃ] v [i]informal to not do something you have promised to do, such as paying someone money that you owe ▪ I never welch on my bets …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • welch — var. of WELSH (now only in Royal Welch Fusiliers). * * * variant of welsh * * * welcher, n. /welch, welsh/, v.i. Informal. welsh. * * * welch «wehlch, wehlsh», intransitive verb. = welsh. (Cf. ↑welsh) –welch´er, noun. Welch «wehlch, wehlsh»,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • welsh — welsher, n. /welsh, welch/, v.i. Informal (sometimes offensive). 1. to cheat by failing to pay a gambling debt: You aren t going to welsh on me, are you? 2. to go back on one s word: He welshed on his promise to help in the campaign. Also, welch …   Universalium

  • welch — [[t]wɛltʃ, wɛlʃ[/t]] v. i. inf welsh welch′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Welch (surname) — Welch is a surname, and may refer to*Adonijah Welch (1821 1889), American politician * Alexander Welch (1873 1962), Canadian politician * Andrew Welch, businessman * Bettina Welch (1922 1993), New Zealand actress * Bo Welch, American film… …   Wikipedia

  • Welch — can refer to: *Welsh (disambiguation) (an obsolete anglicised spelling) *Welch s, US brand for fruit based products *Welch, a verb meaning to fail to pay a lost bet *The Royal Welch Fusiliers, a British Army regiment * The Welch Regiment, a… …   Wikipedia

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