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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [welt]
    • /wɛlt/
    • /welt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [welt]
    • /wɛlt/

Definitions of welt word

  • noun welt a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip. 1
  • noun welt a blow producing such a ridge or wale. 1
  • noun welt Shoemaking. a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling. a strip, usually of leather, that ornaments a shoe. 1
  • noun welt a strengthening or ornamental finish along a seam, the edge of a garment, etc. 1
  • noun welt a seam in which one edge is cut close to the stitching line and covered by the other edge, which is stitched over it. 1
  • verb with object welt to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip. 1

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Origin of welt

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English welte, walt shoemaker's welt, Old English wælt (thigh) sinew

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Parts of speech for Welt


welt popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

welt usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for welt

noun welt

  • weal — wheal.
  • swelling — the act of swelling or the condition of being swollen.
  • ridge — a long, narrow elevation of land; a chain of hills or mountains.
  • stripe — a stroke with a whip, rod, etc., as in punishment.
  • wound — the act of winding.

verb welt

  • caning — a beating with a cane as a punishment
  • whup — to whip; beat or defeat decisively: The top seed whupped his opponent in three straight sets.
  • leathering — Present participle of leather.
  • spank — to strike (a person, usually a child) with the open hand, a slipper, etc., especially on the buttocks, as in punishment.
  • larrup — to beat or thrash.

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