n. Flaw; slight problem in a process.
"Well, there seems to be a glitch with your PC!" - said my former roommate when trying to fix my computer.
Languages of Origin
גליטש glitsh 'slippery area; slippery conditions'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
The usage in Yiddish is different than in English (see Etymology). See Ben Zimmer's treatment of the history of the word here: (source)
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