One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A cupboard or cubbyhole.
- ‘My dad has memories of buying potatoes by the hundredweight in autumn and storing then in the outside cwtch and then eating them until spring when he was young.’
- ‘To have a cwtch, to tell the dog to go somewhere, you know, it must mean as a safe, a safe place.’
- ‘It's in the cwtch.’
- ‘There was also the coal cwtch, which was the shed you kept the coal in.’
2A cuddle or hug.
- ‘He gives the best cwtches in the world, and knows how to make me smile.’
- ‘A cwtch is more like the kind of cuddle you get when you are still a bach, and you are cwtched up with your Mam; and her shawl is wrapped around both you and her.’
Welsh, from cwts, related to couch.
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