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Definition of welsh verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

welsh

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//welʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welʃ//
 
(also welch)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they welsh
BrE BrE//welʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welʃ//
 
he / she / it welshes
BrE BrE//ˈwelʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwelʃɪz//
 
past simple welshed
BrE BrE//welʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welʃt//
 
past participle welshed
BrE BrE//welʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//welʃt//
 
-ing form welshing
BrE BrE//ˈwelʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwelʃɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] welsh (on somebody/something) (disapproving, informal) to not do something that you have promised to do, for example to not pay money that you owe ‘I'm not in the habit of welshing on deals,’ said Don. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.
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