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"witch" in British English

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witchnoun [C]

uk   us   /wɪtʃ/
C1 a woman who is ​believed to have ​magicalpowers and who uses them to ​harm or ​help other ​people: a witch on a ​broomstick Witches were ​persecuted all over ​westernEurope from the 15th to the 17th ​century, as it was ​claimed that they had ​dealings with the Devil. informal disapproving an ​unpleasant and ​ugly woman

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(Definition of witch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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witchnoun [C]

 us   /wɪtʃ/
a woman who is ​believed to have ​magicalpowers and, esp. in ​stories, uses them to ​help or ​harmpeople
(Definition of witch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “witch”
in Korean 마녀…
in Arabic ساحِرة…
in Malaysian ahli sihir perempuan…
in French sorcière…
in Russian ведьма…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女巫,巫婆, 討厭且醜陋的女人…
in Italian strega, maga…
in Turkish cadı…
in Polish czarownica…
in Spanish bruja…
in Vietnamese mụ phù thủy…
in Portuguese bruxa, feiticeira…
in Thai แม่มด…
in German die Hexe…
in Catalan bruixa…
in Japanese 魔女…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女巫,巫婆, 讨厌且丑陋的女人…
in Indonesian penyihir…
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