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A parallel form to hicket, the difference being either that of two diminutive suffixes, or merely phonetic, as in the later hickop, hiccup. The explanation of the variant form in hich-, hitch-, is not clear; it is perhaps. to be sought in the dialect. equivalence of ch and k.
Earlier form of hiccup.
From: Memoirs for the Ingenuous
By Jean Cornand de La Crose, 1693
October, 1693. Letter XLI. To the Honoured Dr, Dickinson, of the Colledge of Physicians of London.