The use of ‘you welcher’ has been noted in speech, television plays, and the like. It is addressed to someone who makes a bet of some kind, loses, then refuses to pay. Some American speakers pronounce the word to rhyme with ‘squelcher’, though the word was originally ‘Welsher’ and is sometimes found in that spelling.
   Welshmen appear to have had a reputation for dishonesty at some stage, leading to the nurseryrhyme: ‘Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief.’

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