welsh: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (welsh, welch), [key]
  1. to cheat by failing to pay a gambling debt: You aren't going to welsh on me, are you?
  2. to go back on one's word: He welshed on his promise to help in the campaign.


Pronunciation: (welsh, welch), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Wales, its people, or their language.
  1. the inhabitants of Wales and their descendants elsewhere.
  2. Also calledthe Celtic language of Wales.
  3. one of a white, lop-eared breed of swine of Welsh origin that produces a large amount of lean meat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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