to criticise, harass. A term used by schoolchildren since the 1990s. The derivation is uncertain, but it may be a northern dialect version of catch.
► I just got ketched for swearing again.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • ketch — [ kɛtʃ ] n. m. • 1780; quaiche 1751; cache 1666; mot angl. ♦ Mar. Voilier à deux mâts, dont le mât d artimon, plus petit que le mât avant, est implanté devant le gouvernail. ⇒ dundee. Des ketchs. ● ketch, ketchs nom masculin (anglais ketch)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ketch — s.n. Navă mică cu vele cu doi arbori inegali. [pr.: checi] (din engl. ketch) Trimis de tavi, 17.07.2004. Sursa: MDN  KETCH [pr.: keci] n. Navă mică cu vele şi cu doi arbori inegali. / cuv. engl. Trimis de siveco, 02.12.2008. Sursa: NODEX …   Dicționar Român

  • Ketch — (k[e^]ch), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. q[=a][imac]q : cf. F. caiche. Cf. {Ca[ i]que}.] (Naut.) 1. An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ketch — Ketch, n. A hangman. See {Jack Ketch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ketch — Ketch, v. t. [See {Catch}.] To catch. [Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.] [1913 Webster] To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ketch — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS mar. 1. imbarcazione a vela da diporto con l albero di mezzana molto più piccolo dell albero di maestra e collocato a proravia del timone anziché a poppavia 2. piccola imbarcazione a due alberi usata per… …   Dizionario italiano

  • ketch — [ketʃ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from catch] a small sailing ship with two ↑masts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ketch — [ ketʃ ] noun count a small ship with sails and two MASTS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ketch — (n.) kind of small sailing vessel, 1650s, earlier catch (mid 15c.), cache (late 14c.), probably from M.E. cacchen to capture, ensnare, chase (see CATCH (Cf. catch)). Cf. the sense development in YACHT (Cf. yacht) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ketch — /ingl. kɛtʃ/ [vc. ingl., da to catch «cacciare»] s. m. inv. yacht a due alberi CFR. yawl …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • ketch — sb., en, er, erne (et sejlskib) …   Dansk ordbog

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