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nounEnglish Regional, South Midland, East Anglian
A mummer participating in the celebration of Plough Monday. Frequently in "plough-witch Monday"noun = "Plough Monday" Compare plough bullock.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Clare (1793–1864), poet, farm labourer, and naturalist. From plough + witch.
plough witch/ˈplaʊ wɪtʃ/
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