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Hotchkiss

[hoch-kis]
noun
  1. Hazel. Wightman, Hazel Hotchkiss.
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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)


Word Origin and History for hotchkiss

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.

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