Definitions

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  • n. A very small person.

Etymologies

After the music hall comedian Harry Relph, who used the stage name Little Tich. This referred to a supposed resemblance to the claimant in the Tichborne Case. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Great pizza needs little else but fresh vegetables, a tich of cheese and maybe a few chunks of tomato, plus….a really hot oven, or grill.

    pizza with red and yellow peppers | smitten kitchen

  • Fertig (ready/done) should be "FEHR-tich" (the ch being that not-existing-in-English sound I have explained previously).

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • She hates going because she knows she is over weight and hates the look or “tich tiching” sound of her doctor as she stands on the scale.

    Compare/Contrast: Transsexuality and Fat

  • ‘Just a tich of fever with it, your reverence, the doctor said,’

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • It was commonly used when a hostess asked if a lady would like more: "Oh, just a tich."

    languagehat.com: TITCHY.

  • I grew up in Ohio and was familiar with the term "tich."

    languagehat.com: TITCHY.

  • I have just learned that titch or tich is a UK colloquialism meaning 'a very small person or amount,' with an associated adjective titchy.

    languagehat.com: TITCHY.

  • And you might want to pick up a copy of The Australian Oxford Paperback Dictionary I own the second edition; it has an entry "tich = TITCHY."

    languagehat.com: TITCHY.

  • I don't know how tich and titchy are used in UK English, but the US examples sound more like dialect/babytalk alternatives for touch.

    languagehat.com: TITCHY.

  • Then I axed her ow I could be a witch, and she tould me to go to Logan Rock nine times at midnight and tich it wi my little vinger, an 'she laughed and went away.

    Roger Trewinion

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