from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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."

    A Night of Furversion

  • 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.

    Barbara Blomberg — Volume 09


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  • A weasel. From "C. Musonius Rufus" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010