Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[no object] (hoach with) Scottish & Northern English
- 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..
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