Definitions

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  • suffix in placenames, “village, settlement, hamlet”

Etymologies

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Old English wīc ("abode, dwelling-place"), an early borrowing from Latin vicus ("village"), cognate with Gothic weihs, Old High German wih ("village, settlement").

Examples

  • The suffix "-wich" (mostly meaning "sandwichlike in shape") gets a workout in trade names (Manwich, Chipwich) or to indicate a filling (eggwich, hamwich).

    Week in Words

  • We are not taking about breaded, fried, or fast-food fish that comes served as a “-wich,” has an “O” after the filet, or arrives in a basket with a side of curly fries and hush puppies.

    The Flex Diet

  • We are not taking about breaded, fried, or fast-food fish that comes served as a “-wich,” has an “O” after the filet, or arrives in a basket with a side of curly fries and hush puppies.

    The Flex Diet

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