from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A narrow alleyway between houses; a ginnel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A narrow passage; an alley. Compare twitch, n., 5.
  • n. A childish old man.


Alteration of Middle English twychen (with change of suffix), from Old English twiċen ("fork in the road"). (Wiktionary)


  • He caught her hand impulsively, and they went along the narrow twitchel.

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