Meaning of cotch in English:


Pronunciation /kɒtʃ/

See synonyms for cotch on


(also kotch)
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  • 1British informal Spend time relaxing.

    • ‘I'm still up—just been cotching on the sofa since I got in’
    • ‘I'm cotching on the beach with my man.’
    • ‘I just wanna cotch with a few homies and sing some karaoke.’
    • ‘Been cotching with movies all day.’
    • ‘He lives a directionless existence, mostly cotching with his equally unremarkable friends.’
    • ‘Spent Sunday cooking, eating and cotching with the fam.’
    • ‘Kotching with my sister Barbara before we go to a party.’
    • ‘Just kotched all day - I need to go out.’
    • ‘We were going to go to the beach but it was pouring down so we cotched at mine and played the wii.’
    • ‘Invited into the rehearsal room, I found a little stool to cotch on, and allowed my eyes to adjust to the relative darkness.’
    • ‘With the holiday season approaching could there be anything more vital to your cosy Christmas cotch than an all-in-one?’
    • ‘The East End is a multicultural place for everyone to come and cotch.’
    • ‘I invited my boy over to cotch.’
    • ‘I don't mind playing as a fielder though, you get to cotch for the whole inning.’
    • ‘This is her just now, cotched in her usual place (her sofa!).’
    • ‘We went back into town and cotched in the hot springs.’
    1. 1.1Stay or sleep somewhere on a temporary basis.
      ‘looks like I'm cotching on the streets tonight’
      • ‘She's praying that Christmas will not catch her still 'cotching' with her granddaughter.’
      • ‘Most of these homeless people are middle-aged or elderly men. They live on the streets or cotch at somebody's place.’
      • ‘In the early years, he cotched in his mother-in-law's home.’
      • ‘I don't know where I goin' to cotch in Miami.’
      • ‘Now he says he is suffering tremendously, without any means of supporting himself, and cotching at the home of a friend.’
      • ‘I had a toothbrush back when we cotched at Nan's.’
      • ‘We got a fire going eventually and cooked up some chicken and then went and found a place to cotch and watch the stars come out.’


Late 19th century (in Jamaican English, in sense ‘rest, lean on something for support’): apparently a variant of scotch.