[ad_1] noun
  1. a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
  2. Computers. any error, malfunction, or problem.Compare bug1(def 5).
  3. a brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.

verb (used with object)

  1. to cause a glitch in: an accident that glitched our plans.


  1. a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
  2. 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.


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