Definition of plough witch in US English:

plough witch

(US plow witch)

noun

English Regional, South Midland, East Anglian
historical
  • A mummer participating in the celebration of Plough Monday. Frequently in "plough-witch Monday"noun = "Plough Monday" Compare plough bullock.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Clare (1793–1864), poet, farm labourer, and naturalist. From plough + witch.

Pronunciation

plough witch

/ˈplaʊ wɪtʃ/