HOCHMAGANDY, n. Also houghmagandie, -y. Fornication. Also used attrib. The word is obs. except as a reminiscence of Burns, etc. hoxməˈgɑndi *Abd. a.1700 J. Maidment New Book Old Ballads (1885) 11: And well I wot he kens the gate To play at hough-ma-gandy. *Abd. 1746 W. Forbes Dominie Deposed lxxvii.: Play up, sae merry as we hae been. . . . Gin the kirk wad let’s alane’ Or Houghmagandy. *Ayr. 1785 Burns Holy Fair xxvii.: An’ monie jobs that day begin, May end in Houghmagandie Some ither day. *Gall. 1796 J. Lauderdale Poems 50: Be not sair on hough-magandie, As it’s a fit o’ friendly passion, And vera muckle now in fashion. *Rnf. 1805 R. Tannahill Poems (1876) 44: The priest convenes his scandal court, Tae ken what houghmagandie sport Has been gaun on within the parish. A ludicrous formation based on Hoch (cf. Hochle, v., 3.) and phs. Canty. - Dictionary of Scots Language.