From Middle English hucche ("storage chest"), variation of whucce, from Old English hwiċe, hwiċċe. Spelling influenced by Old French huche ("chest"), from Medieval Latin hūtica, from a different Germanic root, from Frankish *hutta, from Proto-Germanic *hudjō, *hudjǭ. Akin to Old English hȳdan ("to conceal; hide"). More at hide, hut.
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