Bircher



a member, advocate, or follower of the John Birch Society and its principles.
any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close-grained wood.
Compare birch family.
the wood itself.
a birch rod, or a bundle of birch twigs, used especially for whipping.
birchen.
to beat or punish with or as if with a birch:
The young ruffians were birched soundly by their teacher.
Contemporary Examples

Return of the Fright Wing John Avlon February 15, 2010

Historical Examples

Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh

noun
a member or supporter of the John Birch Society
noun
any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula, having thin peeling bark See also silver birch
the hard close-grained wood of any of these trees
the birch, a bundle of birch twigs or a birch rod used, esp formerly, for flogging offenders
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the birch
consisting or made of birch
verb
(transitive) to flog with a birch
n.
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