Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See polecat.
  • n. The fur of this animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The European polecat
  • n. The skin of the polecat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vetch.
  • n. A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa, still used as a flavoring in the East. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads spelt.
  • n. The European polecat; also, its fur.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fix; fasten; set up.
  • To transfix; pierce.
  • n. A vetch.
  • n. In zoology, same as fitchew.
  • n. In furriery, the dressed fur of the fitchew; the prepared skin of the polecat. It makes a fine, soft, and warm fur, but the natural odor is difficult to remove.
  • n. Same as fitch-brush.
  • n. A spoonful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened

Etymologies

Middle English fiche, from Middle Dutch vitsche, visse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Nick Corrigan, 41, a management consultant: 'At home, I've got mink, racoon and fitch, which is like a ferret.

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  • The name probably relates to a poor translation of the name for the European polecat, which is a relative of the fisher and is called the fitch ferret, fichet or fitche.

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  • Report Abuse the real question is, does fitch and his style really pose a legitimate threat to gsp? the one who will beat gsp is either going to be a great wrestler with good powerful hands (kos) or a great striker with ko power, amazing takedown defense and the ability to stand up or sweep with gsp on top. fitch is neither of those things. gsp would pull a "fitch" on jon fitch. nobody wants to see that again.

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  • Steroid Popping (I know they do), tree trunk armed, hollipostale and fitch (those gay looking pink shirts) wearin 'jocks.

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  • Other ultra-rich materials included coats trimmed with fitch fur, alligator belts, sable stoles, silk chiffon, cashmere and calfskin.

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  • The actors cannot be blamed, though many of them look as though they would be more at ease modeling the latest clothing line in an abercrombie and fitch catalog.

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  • I agree with Kevin about the poster as well, at least to me a 20 year old male it reminds me of the abercrombie and fitch models i see as i walk the mall, albeit a bit more pale.

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  • Yes | No | Report from B. fitch wrote 2 years 5 days ago

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  • (No offence Diplo) 10 February 2008 21: 35 doug fitch said ...

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  • A wonderful article by Howard, wasted on a readership so indoctrinated by the writings of fitch-the comments section said much for the quality of its readership, those that wrote in supporting his view are rolled aside by the most hateful of remarks - one even suggesting that perhaps he should move away from that paper.

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