Definition of hoach in English:

hoach

Line breaks: hoach
Pronunciation: /hɒtʃ
 
/
(also hotch)

verb

[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
  • I might have guessed that the place would soon be hotching with Davy's troops.
  • Nor are we to linger over spacious days, just a little more than the half- century past, when the burgh hotched with lawyers and merchants.
  • At certain times of the year, particularly after the rainy season, they proliferated, and the grass around our house hotched with them.

Origin

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..

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