Definition of Pickt-hatch in US English:

Pickt-hatch

noun

rare, historical
  • The (former) district of Pickt-hatch in London, considered as a haunt of prostitutes. Hence allusively: any place frequented by prostitutes and their clients; a brothel or stew. Also attributive: of or relating to Pickt-hatch; meretricious, bawdy.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Marston (bap. 1576, d. 1634), poet and playwright. From Pickt-hatch, the former name of a district of London.

Pronunciation

Pickt-hatch

/ˌpɪktˈhatʃ/