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Meaning of WELSH

Pronunciation:  welsh, welsh

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  Welsh breed of dual-purpose cattle
  2. [n]  a Celtic language of Wales
  3. [n]  a native or resident of Wales
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language; "the Welsh coast"; "Welsh syntax"
  5. [v]  cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt

WELSH is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: Cambrian, Cambrian, Welsh Black, Welshman
 See Also: beat, Bos taurus, Brittanic, Brythonic, Cambria, cattle, cheat, chisel, cows, Cymru, European, kine, oxen, rip off, Wales



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Welsh\, v. t. & i.
    (a) To cheat by avoiding payment of bets; -- said esp. of an
        absconding bookmaker at a race track. [Slang]
    (b) To avoid dishonorably the fulfillment of a pecuniary
        obligation. [Slang]
  2. \Welsh\, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger,
    foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael;
    akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w["a]lsch or welsch, Celtic,
    Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from
    the name of a Celtic tribe. See {Walnut}.]
    Of or pertaining to Wales, or its inhabitants. [Sometimes
    written also {Welch}.]
    {Welsh flannel}, a fine kind of flannel made from the fleece
       of the flocks of the Welsh mountains, and largely
       manufactured by hand.
    {Welsh glaive}, or {Welsh hook}, a weapon of war used in
       former times by the Welsh, commonly regarded as a kind of
       poleax. --Fairholt. --Craig.
    {Welsh mortgage} (O. Eng. Law), a species of mortgage, being
       a conveyance of an estate, redeemable at any time on
       payment of the principal, with an understanding that the
       profits in the mean time shall be received by the
       mortgagee without account, in satisfaction of interest.
    {Welsh mutton}, a choice and delicate kind of mutton obtained
       from a breed of small sheep in Wales.
    {Welsh onion} (Bot.), a kind of onion ({Allium fistulosum})
       having hollow inflated stalks and leaves, but scarcely any
       bulb, a native of Siberia. It is said to have been
       introduced from Germany, and is supposed to have derived
       its name from the German term w["a]lsch foreign.
    {Welsh parsley}, hemp, or halters made from hemp. [Obs. &
       Jocular] --J. Fletcher.
    {Welsh rabbit}. See under {Rabbit}.
  3. \Welsh\, n.
    1. The language of Wales, or of the Welsh people.
    2. pl. The natives or inhabitants of Wales.
    Note: The Welsh call themselves Cymry, in the plural, and a
          Welshman Cymro, and their country Cymru, of which the
          adjective is Cymreig, and the name of their language
          Cymraeg. They are a branch of the Celtic family, and a
          relic of the earliest known population of England,
          driven into the mountains of Wales by the Anglo-Saxon