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gonch

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The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness. but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow Up.
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Etymology

From gitch, a variation of gotch, from Ukrainian ґатки (gátky), ґаці (gáci).

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Noun

Singular
gonch

Plural
gonch

gonch (gonch)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Men's brief-style underwear.
    Make sure you do laundry tonight, I'm going to need some clean gonch in the morning

Usage notes

Used in British Columbia and Alberta. Gitch and gotch are variants heard east of Alberta. It is also acceptable to append -ies to any of these variants, especially when referring to the underwear of male children. The term is becoming more widespread in use as a result of the rise in popularity of Vancouver-based undergarment company GinchGonch. A gotch-pull or gonch-pull is another name for a wedgie.

References

  • “gaunch", "gonch", "gotch", "gotchies", "ginch", "gitch” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Barber, Katherine. "11 Favourite Regionalisms Within Canada", in David Vallechinsky and Amy Wallace (2005). The Book of Lists, Canadian Edition. Knopf. ISBN 978-0-676-97720-2.

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