Pronounced: KYOO-tl, verb
Notes: This word is mostly used in Scotland
The word potch, as a verb, means to slap or spank. Similarly, as a noun, it refers to a slap or a spanking
Our word came into English in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
As you may have guessed, our word is another one with a Yiddish origin; specifically from the Yiddish word patshn (to slap). It is considered to be of imitative origin, meaning that the word sounds like the thing it defines.