Definition of cwtch in English:

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Pronunciation: /kʊtʃ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


1A cupboard or cubbyhole.
Example sentences
  • To have a cwtch, to tell the dog to go somewhere, you know, it must mean as a safe, a safe place.
  • My dad has memories of buying potatoes by the hundredweight in autumn and storing then in the outside cwtch and then eating them until spring when he was young.
  • There was also the coal cwtch, which was the shed you kept the coal in.
2A cuddle or hug.
Example sentences
  • He gives the best cwtches in the world, and knows how to make me smile.
  • A cwtch is more like the kind of cuddle you get when you are still a bach, and you are cwtched up with your Mam; and her shawl is wrapped around both you and her.


Welsh, from cwts, related to couch1.

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