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 todayMore 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.
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..