from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of rough opal without colour, and therefore not worth selling.
  • v. To thrust.
  • v. To trample.
  • v. Obsolete form of poach (to cook)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To thrust; to push.
  • transitive v. See poach, to cook.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A variant of poach.
  • An obsolete form of poach.
  • In paper manufacturing, to perform gas-bleaching upon (paper-stock) in a potching-engine.


From Old French pocher ("to poke"); akin to poach. (Wiktionary)



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  • "...for where
    I thought to crush him in an equal force,--
    True sword to sword,--I'll potch at him some way,
    Or wrath or craft may get him."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009

  • Usually used by Jewish mothers in conjunction with the word tuccus.

    February 17, 2007