adjective, used in describing a state of being, generally negative.
Nearly ready to call in sick to work.
I'm feeling ponky today, do I have a fever?
I'm a bit ponky, I can't shake this feeling.
a verb, used in cooking, to stir a thick liquid or stir thick contents into one another.
When making chili, you open all your cans (corn, beans, tomatoes) shake in the spices and hootch it round.
When making cheese grits, you hootch the cheese into the grits until it melts.