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[hoch-kis] /ˈhɒtʃ kɪs/
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mrs. Hotchkiss says it's because they are roosters and immoral.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • And so also was Hotchkiss, as it presently began to be evident.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • Hotchkiss was about to tell them more, when a bell, sounding below, summoned him away.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • Presently Hotchkiss was at the door again, more troubled than ever.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • Old Mrs. Hotchkiss was the worst; her tongue was a-going all the time.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • "Well, you haven't got anything on folks everywhere," declared Hotchkiss.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Hotchkiss quarreled with the Mexican before the party got off.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
Word Origin and History for Hotchkiss

1878, type of gun named for its inventor, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss (1826-1885). In Japanese, the word for "stapler" is hotchikisu after the E. H. Hotchkiss Company of Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S., early and prominent manufacturer of staplers (incorporated 1895, name from 1897), which apparently was run by relatives of the gun inventor. The surname (attested from late 15c. as Hochekys) is a variant of Hodgkin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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