Watchet vs Hatchet - What's the difference?

watchet | hatchet |


As nouns the difference between watchet and hatchet

is that watchet is (obsolete) a light blue color while hatchet is a small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.

As an adjective watchet

is (obsolete) of the color watchet (as of eyes, clothes, etc).

As a verb hatchet is

to cut with a hatchet.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

watchet

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A light blue color.
  • (obsolete) Cloth or clothes of this color.
  • * (c. 1343-1400):
  • Y-clad he was ful smal and proprely, al in a kirtel of a light wachet — ful faire and thikke been the poyntes set.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.iv:
  • They him disarm'd, and spredding on the ground / Their watchet mantles frindgd with siluer round, / They softly wipt away the gelly blood [...].

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Of the color watchet (as of eyes, clothes, etc.).
  • * (1631-1700):
  • Who stares in Germany at watchet eyes?

    hatchet

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small light axe with a short handle; a tomahawk.
  • * Longfellow
  • Buried was the bloody hatchet .

    Derived terms

    * bury the hatchet * hatchetation * hatchet-faced * hatchet job * hatchet man

    Verb

  • To cut with a hatchet.