[ waw-ter-wich, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌwɪtʃ, ˈwɒt ər- /
verb (used without object)
to practice water witching; work as a water witch.
Words nearby water-witch
Definition for water-witch (2 of 2)
Also water witcher. a person skilled at water witching; dowser.
a witch believed to haunt lakes, ponds, etc.
Origin of water witch
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
Example sentences from the Web for water-witch
The profession of a water-witch did not bring enough ducats to the Smith family; so the attempt was made to find hidden treasures.
The first manœuvre of the Water-witch was an attempt to gain the wind of her pursuer.
The water-witch fled, but in doing so carried off the best beloved of all the King's warriors.
We have no want of passes, and the Miller's-Maid is just as good a name to hail by, as the 'Water-witch.'
This little bird is the Mother Carey's chicken of sailors, and is also called storm-finch and water-witch.Poachers and Poaching |John Watson
British Dictionary definitions for water-witch
a person who claims the ability to detect water underground by means of a divining rod