hotch

[ hoch ]
/ hɒtʃ /
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.

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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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