Scot. and North England
[ hoch ]
/ hɒtʃ /
verb (used without object)
to fidget; shift one's weight from one foot to the other.
verb (used with object)
to cause to fidget or shiver.
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Origin of hotch
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English (north) hotchen; akin to Dutch hotsen “to jolt,” from dialectal German hotzen “to move up and down,” French hocher “to jog, shake” (Old French hochier, from Germanic)
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Example sentences from the Web for hotch
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.