Word of the Day – Hoach

By January 24, 2017Word of the Day

Hoach (verb)


Be full of or swarming with.

A Scottish word that comes from the Late Middle English (in sense ‘move jerkily, jolt’): from Anglo-Norman French hocher shake to and fro, and of Germanic origin.

Example sentences

“The pub is hoaching with people, alive with the buzz of conversation.”

“You damned eejit – that man could’ve been one of those perverts. Places like that hoach with’m.”

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