Definitions

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  • adj. Eye dialect spelling of such.
  • pro. Eye dialect spelling of such.
  • n. Administrative and military centre for the Zaporozhian and Danube Cossacks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Such.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A variant of such, formerly in good use, but now only dialectal.
  • n. A Scotch form of sigh.

Etymologies

From Ukrainian сікти ("to chop") — meaning to clear a forest for an encampment, or to build a fort with cut down trees. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The problem is that it was done in sich a god awful way that it makes this country's "friends" in Iraq look no better than a bunch of islamic terrorist isurgents about to behead another westerner live on video.

    Am I bovvered ?

  • Mother'll never say I'm fit for a nussery after makin 'sich a fool of myself.

    Little Miss Peggy: Only a Nursery Story

  • Wal, I don't say I believe in sich stories, but this 'ere is curous.

    Oldtown Folks

  • -- them durned devils! and you call sich soldiers Christians, do ye? and pore Indians savages! '

    The Life of Kit Carson Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Indian Agent and Colonel U.S.A.

  • Indeed, such dialectical transformation demands of us nothing less than a mindful, stoic patience ( "Man muß geduldig alles in sich aufnehmen und wachsen" [ "One must patiently take everything into oneself and let it grow"]), for it entails the daunting challenge of bursting "[d] ie

    Kafka and the Coincidence of Opposites

  • But for those to whom neither of these options seems realistic the pluralistic affirmation becomes inevitable, and with it the postulation of the Real an sich, which is variously experienced and thought ....

    Warranted Christian Belief

  • "Well, I reckon, marster, as you would call her sich, ef you heerd de plot she and my lordship and de shamwalley made up 'gin my ladyship."

    Self-Raised

  • ` homemade wine 'is referred to as sich in Suffolk.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XX No 1

  • Tave said Roman told him she knew a lot of the nobility, marchionesses and 'sich'; and now Roman struts around cocksure, high and mighty as if he'd just been made

    Flamsted quarries

  • The typographical error "sich" in the last paragraph of

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 4, 1914

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