Definition of aitch in English:

aitch

noun

  • The name of the letter H.

    • ‘Occasionally, the aitch was not retained.’
    • ‘All the dictionaries in my house agree that aitch is correct.’
    • ‘A diffident young man swung a boot and rather apologetically struck an egg-shaped ball through a large wooden aitch - and by doing so, changed the nature of England sport.’
    • ‘The only words in the book spelt with an aitch are his name Haigh, and the town Huddersfield, which of course are pronounced Aigh and Uddersfleld.’
    • ‘Aitch is the most interesting name of a letter.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old French ache.

Pronunciation:

aitch

/āCH/