Definition of fitch in English:


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Pronunciation: /fɪtʃ


  • 1 old-fashioned term for polecat.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The fur of a polecat.
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    • 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.


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

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