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- n. The fitchew, or polecat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The European polecat (Putorius fœtidus). See polecat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variant of fitchew.
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It's a French corruption — fitchet — of the Dutch wordvissewhich means — "nasty."
Geronimo's a few weeks before when he rushed up to him to show his hunting spoils, a fitchet and several birds which he had killed with his pretty little cross-bow, a gift from Dona Magdalena.