noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of hotchkiss

  • Which is exactly what Sam Prouty, an English instructor at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, decided to do starting in 2005.

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    A 'True Prep' Primer

    Spencer Bailey

    September 6, 2010

  • In the invention of Time, Luce and his partner, Briton Hadden, are chalk and cheese when they meet at Hotchkiss and Yale.

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    The Magazine King

    Harold Evans

    May 1, 2010

  • Hotchkiss, the elite Connecticut boarding school, now has an on-site gap year coordinator.

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    College Can Wait…And Wait

    Kathleen Kingsbury

    April 30, 2009

Historical Examples of hotchkiss

  • Mrs. Hotchkiss says it's because they are roosters and immoral.

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    Gouverneur Morris

  • Presently Hotchkiss was at the door again, more troubled than ever.

    The Windy Hill

    Cornelia Meigs

  • And so also was Hotchkiss, as it presently began to be evident.

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    Cornelia Meigs

  • Hotchkiss was about to tell them more, when a bell, sounding below, summoned him away.

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    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


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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper