Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Cymric: Manx cat, Cymric language
Of or relating to the Cymry.
1. (Languages) the Welsh language
2. (Languages) the Brythonic group of Celtic languages
3. (Breeds) a breed of medium-sized cat with soft semi-long hair
4. (Peoples) of or relating to the Cymry, any of their languages, Wales, or the Welsh
5. (Languages) of or relating to the Cymry, any of their languages, Wales, or the Welsh
6. (Placename) of or relating to the Cymry, any of their languages, Wales, or the Welsh
v.i. Sometimes Offensive.
1. to fail to pay what is owed (often fol. by on): welshed on his gambling debts.
2. to go back on one's word (often fol. by on): to welsh on a promise.
[1855–60; perhaps special use of Welsh]
usage.: Though any relationship between the words welsh “to renege” and Welsh referring to inhabitants or natives of Wales is uncertain, many people of Welsh origin find welsh to be offensive. Words such as renege or swindle can be substituted if desired.
1. (used with a pl. v.)
a. the inhabitants of Wales.
b. natives of Wales or persons of Welsh ancestry living outside Wales.
2. the Celtic language of Wales, now spoken mainly in the W and N parts.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Wales, its inhabitants, or the language Welsh.
[before 900; Middle English Welische, Old English Welisc, derivative of Walh Briton, foreigner (compare Latin Volcae a Gallic tribe); c. German welsch foreign, Italian]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Cymric - a Celtic language of Wales|