from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who skulks, or keeps out of sight.
  • n. A thief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who skulks, or keeps out of sight; hence, a truant; an idler; a thief, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who skulks or sneaks; a truant; a mean thief.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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  • The Judgement by Bosch is a picture

    That study can always make richer

    So look and beware

    Of characters there,

    The lustful, the glutton, the micher.

    November 18, 2017

  • A former girlfriend from NY used a Yiddish word I can't find that sounded similar - every time she saw a scab being picked, or a thread being pulled at that might threaten to "unravel the whole thing", she'd say "Don't micher it!" A person who "can't leave things alone" was a "micherer". I'd like to learn the conventional spelling and etymology, whether Germanic or otherwise.

    September 24, 2009

  • Well, yeah. Because it makes no sense at all.

    September 24, 2009

  • "Shall the blessed sun of heaven prove a micher and eat blackberries? A question not to be asked."

    Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1, II. iv. line 454.

    September 24, 2009