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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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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.]

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