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  • noun UK, colloquial A very small person.


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After the music hall comedian Harry Relph, who used the stage name Little Tich. This referred to a supposed resemblance to the claimant in the Tichborne Case.


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  • Great pizza needs little else but fresh vegetables, a tich of cheese and maybe a few chunks of tomato, plus….a really hot oven, or grill.

    pizza with red and yellow peppers | smitten kitchen 2008

  • Fertig (ready/done) should be "FEHR-tich" (the ch being that not-existing-in-English sound I have explained previously).

    Archive 2007-02-01 C N Heidelberg 2007

  • She hates going because she knows she is over weight and hates the look or “tich tiching” sound of her doctor as she stands on the scale.

    Compare/Contrast: Transsexuality and Fat 2006

  • I don't know how tich and titchy are used in UK English, but the US examples sound more like dialect/babytalk alternatives for touch. TITCHY. 2004

  • It was commonly used when a hostess asked if a lady would like more: "Oh, just a tich." TITCHY. 2004

  • And you might want to pick up a copy of The Australian Oxford Paperback Dictionary I own the second edition; it has an entry "tich = TITCHY." TITCHY. 2004

  • ‘Just a tich of fever with it, your reverence, the doctor said,’

    The Last Chronicle of Barset 2004

  • I grew up in Ohio and was familiar with the term "tich." TITCHY. 2004

  • I have just learned that titch or tich is a UK colloquialism meaning 'a very small person or amount,' with an associated adjective titchy. TITCHY. 2004

  • Then I axed her ow I could be a witch, and she tould me to go to Logan Rock nine times at midnight and tich it wi my little vinger, an 'she laughed and went away.

    Roger Trewinion Joseph Hocking 1898


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