Definition of cotch in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɒtʃ/
(also kotch)


[no object] British informal
1Spend time relaxing: I’m still up—just been cotching on the sofa since I got in
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  • I'm cotching on the beach with my man.
  • I just wanna cotch with a few homies and sing some karaoke.
  • Been cotching with movies all day.
1.1Stay or sleep somewhere on a temporary basis: looks like I’m cotching on the streets tonight
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  • She's praying that Christmas will not catch her still 'cotching' with her granddaughter.
  • Most of these homeless people are middle-aged or elderly men. They live on the streets or cotch at somebody's place.
  • In the early years, he cotched in his mother-in-law's home.


Late 19th century (in Jamaican English, in sense 'rest, lean on something for support'): apparently a variant of scotch1.

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