Definition of thatch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//θætʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//θætʃ//
    Describing hair, Parts of a house, Historic buildings
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] dried straw, reeds, etc. used for making a roof; a roof made of this material a roof made of thatch The thatch was badly damaged in the storm. See related entries: Parts of a house, Historic buildings
  2. 2[singular] thatch of hair (informal) thick hair on somebody’s head See related entries: Describing hair
  3. Word OriginOld English theccan ‘cover’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dekken and German decken.
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