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Welsh

 (wĕlsh, wĕlch)
adj.
Of or relating to Wales or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1. The people of Wales.
2. The Celtic language of Wales. Also called Cymric.

[Middle English Walische, from Old English Wælisc, from Wealh, foreigner, Welshman, Celt, probably ultimately from a Celtic tribal name; akin to Latin Volcae, a confederation of Celtic tribes of the late first millennium bc, from a Celtic source perhaps akin to Welsh gwalch, hawk.]

welsh

 (wĕlsh, wĕlch) also welch (wĕlch)
intr.v. welshed, welsh·ing, welsh·es also welched or welch·ing or welch·es Informal
1. To swindle a person by not paying a debt or wager: welsh on a bet.
2. To fail to fulfill an obligation.

[Origin unknown.]

welsh′er n.

welsh

(wɛlʃ) or

welch

vb
1. (Gambling, except Cards) to fail to pay a gambling debt
2. to fail to fulfil an obligation
[C19: of unknown origin]
ˈwelsher, ˈwelcher n

Welsh

(wɛlʃ)
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Wales, its people, their Celtic language, or their dialect of English
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Wales, its people, their Celtic language, or their dialect of English
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Wales, its people, their Celtic language, or their dialect of English
n
4. (Languages) a language of Wales, belonging to the S Celtic branch of the Indo-European family. Welsh shows considerable diversity between dialects
5. (Peoples) the Welsh (functioning as plural) the natives or inhabitants of Wales collectively
Also (rare): Welch
[Old English Wēlisc, Wǣlisc; related to wealh foreigner, Old High German walahisc (German welsch), Old Norse valskr, Latin Volcae]

Welsh

(wɛlʃ)
n
(Breeds) a white long-bodied lop-eared breed of pig, kept chiefly for bacon

welsh

(wɛlʃ, wɛltʃ)

also welch



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]
welsh′er, n.
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.

Welsh

(wɛlʃ, wɛltʃ)
n.
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]

welsh


Past participle: welshed
Gerund: welshing

Imperative
welsh
welsh
Present
I welsh
you welsh
he/she/it welshes
we welsh
you welsh
they welsh
Preterite
I welshed
you welshed
he/she/it welshed
we welshed
you welshed
they welshed
Present Continuous
I am welshing
you are welshing
he/she/it is welshing
we are welshing
you are welshing
they are welshing
Present Perfect
I have welshed
you have welshed
he/she/it has welshed
we have welshed
you have welshed
they have welshed
Past Continuous
I was welshing
you were welshing
he/she/it was welshing
we were welshing
you were welshing
they were welshing
Past Perfect
I had welshed
you had welshed
he/she/it had welshed
we had welshed
you had welshed
they had welshed
Future
I will welsh
you will welsh
he/she/it will welsh
we will welsh
you will welsh
they will welsh
Future Perfect
I will have welshed
you will have welshed
he/she/it will have welshed
we will have welshed
you will have welshed
they will have welshed
Future Continuous
I will be welshing
you will be welshing
he/she/it will be welshing
we will be welshing
you will be welshing
they will be welshing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been welshing
you have been welshing
he/she/it has been welshing
we have been welshing
you have been welshing
they have been welshing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been welshing
you will have been welshing
he/she/it will have been welshing
we will have been welshing
you will have been welshing
they will have been welshing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been welshing
you had been welshing
he/she/it had been welshing
we had been welshing
you had been welshing
they had been welshing
Conditional
I would welsh
you would welsh
he/she/it would welsh
we would welsh
you would welsh
they would welsh
Past Conditional
I would have welshed
you would have welshed
he/she/it would have welshed
we would have welshed
you would have welshed
they would have welshed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Welsh - a native or resident of Wales
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Welsh - a Celtic language of Wales
Brittanic, Brythonic - a southern group of Celtic languages
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
3.Welsh - a breed of dual-purpose cattle developed in Wales
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
Verb1.welsh - cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
Adj.1.Welsh - of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language; "the Welsh coast"; "Welsh syntax"
Translations
velšskývelštinaVelšanVelšané
waliserwalisisk
kõmri keelkõmrid
walesilainen
Velšaninvelški
walesiwelsh
ウェールズ語ウェールズのウェールズ人
웨일스 사람웨일스의
WelsWelshWelshmenKymrisch
galêsgalesa
Walešaniawaleština
walesiskwalesare
เกี่ยวกับประชาชนและวัฒนธรรมเวลส์ภาษาเวลส์
thuộc xứ Walestiếng sử dụng tại xứ Wales

Welsh

[welʃ]
A. ADJgalés
B. N
1. (= language) → galés m
2. the Welsh (= people) → los galeses
C. CPD the Welsh Assembly Nel parlamento galés
Welsh dresser N aparador con estantes en la mitad de arriba
Welsh rabbit, Welsh rarebit Npan m con queso tostado

welsh

[welʃ] VI [bookmaker] → largarse sin pagar
to welsh on a promiseno cumplir una promesa
they welshed on the agreementno respetaron el acuerdo

Welsh

[ˈwɛlʃ]
adjgallois(e)
She's Welsh → Elle est galloise.
Welsh people → les Gallois
n
(= language) → gallois m
npl
the Welsh → les GalloisWelsh Assembly n
the Welsh Assembly → le Parlement gallois

Welsh

adjwalisisch; the Welsh National Party walisische Partei, die sich für die Unabhängigkeit des Landes einsetzt
n
(Ling) → Walisisch nt
the Welsh pldie Waliser pl

welsh

, welch
vi (inf)sich drücken (→ on sth vor etw dat) (inf); (bookmaker etc: = avoid payment) → die Gewinne nicht ausbezahlen (on sb jdm); (by disappearing) → mit dem Geld durchgehen (inf)

Welsh

:
Welsh Assembly
n the Welshdie walisische Versammlung
Welsh dresser
n (Brit) → Anrichte fmit Tellerbord
Welshman
nWaliser m
Welsh Nationalism
Welsh rabbit, Welsh rarebit
nüberbackene Käseschnitte
Welshwoman
nWaliserin f

Welsh

[wɛlʃ]
1. adjgallese
the Welsh Office (Pol) → il ministero degli Affari gallesi
2. n
a. the Welsh npli gallesi
b. (language) → gallese m

welsh

[wɛlʃ] vi (fam) to welsh on (promise) → venir meno a; (debt) → non pagare

welsh

وَيْلِزيّ Velšan, velšský waliser, walisisk Waliser, walisisch ουαλικός, Ουαλός galés walesilainen gallois Velšanin, velški gallese ウェールズの, ウェールズ語 웨일스 사람, 웨일스의 Wels waliser, walisisk Walijczycy, walijski galês валлийский, валлийский язык walesare, walesisk เกี่ยวกับประชาชนและวัฒนธรรมเวลส์, ภาษาเวลส์ Gal, Galli thuộc xứ Wales, tiếng sử dụng tại xứ Wales 威尔士人, 威尔士的
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Long strings of young horses out of the country, fresh from the marshes; and droves of shaggy little Welsh ponies, no higher than Merrylegs; and hundreds of cart horses of all sorts, some of them with their long tails braided up and tied with scarlet cord; and a good many like myself, handsome and high-bred, but fallen into the middle class, through some accident or blemish, unsoundness of wind, or some other complaint.
At sight of an old gentleman in a Welsh wig, sitting behind such a high desk, that if he had been two inches taller he must have knocked his head against the ceiling, Scrooge cried in great excitement:
Mendicants were of course assembled by the score, together with strolling soldiers returned from Palestine, (according to their own account at least,) pedlars were displaying their wares, travelling mechanics were enquiring after employment, and wandering palmers, hedge-priests, Saxon minstrels, and Welsh bards, were muttering prayers, and extracting mistuned dirges from their harps, crowds, and rotes.
His Welsh ponies and Swiss cattle were grazing on the May grass, and the men were busy with the ploughs and harrows and seeders.
What would the militia of Britain be if the English militia obeyed the government of England, if the Scotch militia obeyed the government of Scotland, and if the Welsh militia obeyed the government of Wales?
He always seems to think that he is addressing the House, and consequently whenever he discusses the state of the agricultural labourer, or the Welsh Church, or something quite improper of that kind, I am obliged to send all the servants out of the room.
apparently, by the boarders, where the table-cloths were red-and-white-checkered, and the population, who seemed to have known one another intimately for years, rose up at midnight to make Welsh rare-bits if it felt hungry.
In fact, we see the whole of it except that furthest part, which is covered by the Welsh Marches and those parts which are hidden from where we stand by the high ground of the immediate west.
Rachel--who is a very good girl, but of an excitable Welsh temperament--had a sharp touch of brain-fever, and goes about the house now--or did until yesterday--like a black-eyed shadow of her former self.
Jealous as Arthur Welsh was of all who inflicted gay badinage, however gentlemanly, on Maud Peters, he never forgot that he was an artist.
Now I suspected that she was very cunning, next moment I believed her honest Welsh heart to be perfectly innocent and simple.
The Welsh and English countryside at that time presented the strangest mingling of the assurance and wealth of the opening twentieth century with a sort of Dureresque medievalism.