hotch

verb
\ ˈhäch How to pronounce hotch (audio) \
hotched; hotching; hotches

Definition of hotch

intransitive verb

1 Scotland : wiggle, fidget
2 chiefly Scotland : swarm

First Known Use of hotch

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hotch

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

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“Hotch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hotch. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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