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Definition of "witch" []

  • A woman claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery. (noun)
  • A believer or follower of Wicca; a Wiccan. (noun)
  • A hag. (noun)
  • A woman considered to be spiteful or overbearing. (noun)
  • Informal A woman or girl considered bewitching. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "witch" in a sentence
  • "a party of farmers went through a process known by the name of "_burning the witch out_," or "_killing the witch_," as some express it; the person suspected soon died, and the neighbourhood became free from his evil doings."
  • "Rick's choice is Hilary Duff, who starred as the title witch in the comic book movie Casper and Wendy."
  • "A few hear are just B.S. artists, and it doesn't take long to ascertain witch is witch."