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Definition of fitch in English:

noun

1 old-fashioned term for polecat.
1.1 [mass noun] The fur of a polecat.
Example sentences
  • As fashion has readmitted fur, designers have continued to steer clear of old-fashioned pelts, preferring to woo fur virgins with fitch, wolf and coyote.

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting the fur of a polecat): from Middle Dutch visse 'polecat'. Compare with fitchew.

Words that rhyme with fitch

bewitch, bitch, ditch, enrich, flitch, glitch, hitch, itch, kitsch, Mitch, pitch, quitch, rich, snitch, stitch, switch, titch, twitch, which, witch

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