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“witch” in British English

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witchnoun [ C ]

uk /wɪtʃ/ us /wɪtʃ/

C1 a woman who is believed to have magical powers and who uses them to harm or help other people:

a witch on a broomstick
Witches were persecuted all over western Europe 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)

“witch” in American English

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witchnoun [ C ]

us /wɪtʃ/

a woman who is believed to have magical powers and, esp. in stories, uses them to help or harm people

(Definition of “witch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)