Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

HOITCH, n. A fat, ungainly woman.Lnk. 1880 Clydesdale Readings 97:
I had to put a new bottom in the barrow, for the big hoitch had split the auld ane.

[Irreg. variant of Hotch, n., 4.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Hoitch n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Feb 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: