from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dispute, a quarrel; a fight or brawl.
- v. To argue, to quarrel; to fight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To creak, as a cart.
- To quarrel; brawl.
- To sport; frolic.
- n. A quarrel or brawl.
- n. A rude, quarrelsome fellow.
- n. A frolic some child.
He had just had a "fratch" with the Quaker preachers on the subject of election.
"Maybe he's had a fratch with yon brother -- yon Hugh."
"I mind I told him what he said over and over again about his fratch with that Garth."
Some of you worry in respect of your position in life as compared with other people's; but are you sure that some of this fratch and distress does not arise from feelings of envy, or jealousy, or discontent?
'I believe she'd fratch if she didna see tha,' he said at last.
And they'll fratch wi ther own breead an butter: --
I ha 'never had no fratch afore, sin ever I were born, wi' any o 'my like; Gonnows I ha' none now that's o 'my makin'.
I ha’ never had no fratch afore, sin ever I were born, wi’ any o’ my like;
o 'th' oven door hannel he burn'd his fingers, an 'becos tother students lafft he sed they'd done it o' purpose; an 'it led to a reglar fratch, an' he gate into sich a rage 'at he sed he'd swallow one on em, if he did'nt hold his din, an' it wod'nt be th 'furst porter he'd swallow'd nawther!
I mind the fratch Job had with laal Gubblum about it long ago. "