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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HOTCHIE-POTCHIE, n.comb. A form of leap-frog very popular among boys about 1880 (Arg.1 1931).

[From Hotch, v., the reduplication influenced by Eng. hotch-potch + dim. -ie.]

Hotchie-potchie n. comb.

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