[hoch]Scot. and North England
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.
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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The cheque had been returned in a letter from the 'Hotch Potch,' couched in these words.The Forsyte Saga, Complete
Now here is a strange jumble and Hotch potch of Matters, if you mind it.