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a person, now especially a woman, who professes or is supposed to practice magic, especially black magic or the black art; sorceress. Compare warlock.
an ugly or mean old woman; hag: the old witch who used to own this building.
a person who uses a divining rod; dowser.
–verb (used with object)
to bring by or as by witchcraft (often followed by into, to, etc.): She witched him into going.
Archaic . to affect as if by witchcraft; bewitch; charm.
–verb (used without object)
to prospect with a divining rod; dowse.
of, pertaining to, or designed as protection against witches.
before 900; Middle English wicche, Old English wicce (feminine; compare wicca (masculine) wizard; see wicked)