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Sunday Word: Miching

mich·ing [mɪtʃ'iNG]:
origin: (1910) Slang; Irish, via Old French muchier= hide, lurk or Germanic mitch= to steal.

adjective
Dialectical; to shirk, sneak, or hide -- like ditching school or loitering in order to pick-pocket. Implies cowardice and/or deliberately anti-social behavior.

"With Leo Dillon and a boy named Mahony I planned a day's miching." - James Joyce

See also, the oft debated Shakespearean expression from Hamlet: miching mallecho.
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