[hoch-kis] /ˈhɒtʃ kɪs/
1878, type of gun named for its inventor, Benjamin B. Hotchkiss (1826-1885). In Japanese, the word for “stapler” is hotchikisu after the E. H. Hotchkiss Company of Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S., early and prominent manufacturer of staplers (incorporated 1895, name from 1897), which apparently was run by relatives of the gun inventor. The surname (attested from late 15c. as Hochekys) is a variant of Hodgkin.
[hah-chah, -chuh] /ˈhɑ tʃɑ, -tʃə/ interjection, Older Slang. 1. (used as an expression of approval or delight, now often used facetiously.) adjective Sexually attractive and energetic: He run Sternwood’s hotcha daughter, the young one, off to Yuma interjection (also hotcha-cha or ha-cha-cha)An expression of pleasure, approval, relish, etc [1933+; a derivation fr Yiddish hotsa, ”hop!” […]
- Hot damn
interjection an expression of pleasure and excitement Usage Note slang interjection An exclamation of pleasure, gratification, etc; hot dog, hot shit (1936+)
- Hot dark matter
noun non-luminous matter that was given off in the Big Bang in the form of energized neutrinos with little mass Usage Note abbreviated HDM
verb to share a desk or workstation that is available to anyone, such as a consultant, temporary employee, visitor, etc. Word Origin hot + desk