Definition of hoach in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /hɒtʃ/
(also hotch)


[no object] (hoach with) Scottish & Northern English
Be full of or swarming with: the place is hoaching with wee girls in pink leotards and tutus (as adjective hoaching) The Museum of Transport was absolutely hoaching today
More example sentences
  • You damned eejit - that man could've been one of those perverts. Places like that hoach with'm.
  • "This town," said the master from Lurganboy, "is hoaching with women."
  • The pub is hoaching with people, alive with the buzz of conversation.


Late Middle English (in sense 'move jerkily, jolt'): from Anglo-Norman French hocher 'shake to and fro', of Germanic origin. The current sense dates from the late 18th century..

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: hoach

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.