plural noun: glitches
1. a sudden, usually temporary malfunction of fault of equipment.
1.1 An unexpected setback.
2. Computers. Any error, malfunction or problem. 3. ASTRONOMY A sudden change in the period of rotation of a neutron star.
perhaps Yiddish glitsh, a slip, lapse, from glitshn, to slip, from Middle High German glitschen, alteration of glīten,
to glide, from Old High German glītan.
First Known Use: 1962 in the book Into Orbit by John Glenn, where it is explained that glitch is simply a slang word for a "hitch."
Since the appearance of the term in the context of electronics,
glitch has passed beyond technical use and now covers a wide variety of malfunctions