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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WHEECH, int., n.2, v.2 [ʍiç]

I. int. An exclamation of disgust on smelling a stench (Cai. 1905 E.D.D., Cai. 1974).

II. n. A stench (Ib.; Cai., Fif., Lth. 1974).

III. v. To stink. Only in agent. n. comb. tallie-wheecher, a miner's lamp using tallow as a fuel (‡Fif., Lth. 1974). See Tauch, n., 2. (7).

[Imit. of the reaction produced. Cf. Feech, n.1, and Eng. faugh, poof!, pooh!]

Wheech interj., n.2, v.2

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