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[hoch]Scot. and North England
verb (used without object)
  1. to fidget; shift one's weight from one foot to the other.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cause to fidget or shiver.
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Origin of hotch

1350–1400; Middle English (north) hotchen; akin to Dutch hotsen to jolt, dialectal German hotzen to move up and down, French hocher to jog, shake (Old French hochier < Gmc)
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Historical Examples

  • The cheque had been returned in a letter from the 'Hotch Potch,' couched in these words.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete

    John Galsworthy

  • Now here is a strange jumble and Hotch potch of Matters, if you mind it.