from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. Scots To fidget.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move irregularly up and down.
- v. To swarm (with).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake; jolt; shake in order to separate, as beans from peas after they are threshed together.
- To drive (cattle).
- To shake; move by sudden jerks or starts.
- To limp.
- To be restless.
Middle English, perhaps from Old French hocher, to shake, possibly of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman hocher, Middle French hocher, from a Germanic source (compare Dutch hutsen, German hotzen). (Wiktionary)