hotch

verb

hotched; hotching; hotches

intransitive verb

1
Scotland : wiggle, fidget
2
chiefly Scotland : swarm

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, probably from Middle French hocher to shake, from Old French hochier

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hotch was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near hotch

Cite this Entry

“Hotch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hotch. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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