Etymology 1Edit

A modification of utch, ich, iche, from Middle English ich (I, pronoun),[1] from Old English , iċċ (I, pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *ik, *ek (I, pronoun), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂ (I). Doublet of che. Recorded in use in the area around Yeovil in southern Somerset.[2]

Alternative formsEdit




  1. (West Country, Somerset, obsolete, personal) I[3]
    What shall utchy do?
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit



utchy (not comparable)

  1. (regional) chilly, parky


  1. ^ Jennings, James Knight (1869), “I, Ic, Ich, Iche, Utchy, Ise, C', Ch', Che, Ch'am, Ch'ud, Ch'll”, in The Dialect of the West of England, 2nd edition, London: John Russell Smith, pages 150–155
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ellis, Alexander John (1889), “The Land of Utch for I, Sm.”, in On Early English Pronunciation, volume 5, London: Trübner & Co, page 1516
  3. ^ William Holloway (1840) A General Dictionary of Provincialisms[1], page 181
  4. ^ utchy, adj.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2018.