[glich] /glɪtʃ/ Slang.

a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
Computers. any error, malfunction, or problem.
Compare 1 (def 5).
a brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.
verb (used with object)
to cause a glitch in:
an accident that glitched our plans.
a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
a change in the rotation rate of a pulsar

1962, American English, possibly from Yiddish glitsh “a slip,” from glitshn “to slip,” from German glitschen, and related gleiten “to glide” (see glide). Perhaps directly from German; it began as technical jargon in the argot of electronic hardware engineers, popularized and given a broader meaning by U.S. space program.


[fr German glitschen (or Yiddish glitshen), ”slip”]


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