Thursday, April 9, 2015

H is for Halch

Hello again!  Let's get down to business with another vocabulary word!

Today's word is so obscure that I could only find a couple of references to it.  Is it even a real word, or is it a word someone made up in the hope of seeing it catch on?  Not that I'm saying that would be a bad thing, as every word in our language was invented at some point.  Yesterday's word, for example, had a very interesting origin story.

Today's word is: HALCH

Halch is defined as follows: to hug; to press firm against one's self.

You can find one of the few entries for this word HERE.  That way you know I'm at least not fabricating it.  Though perhaps I should consider fabricating a word and trying to spread it around the internet.  It could be fun.

Anyway, let's get back to the word in question.

Reasons to know this word:
-The next time you read a romantic narrative, replace hug with halch and see how funny it sounds.  It could be worth a good laugh.
-In public, you can scream aloud for all to hear "Halch me!" and see how many strange looks you get.


  1. Love this one, I'm definitely going to be using it!

  2. I'm going to halch myself a lot today.

  3. Hrm, I think I'll just stick with the word hug.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  4. Love this. I need a halch!

  5. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015!
    Great post. I've followed you on GFC. Big, warm {{{halch}}} !