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1scotch

transitive verb \ˈskäch\

Definition of SCOTCH

1
archaic :  cut, gash, score; also :  wound <we have scotched the snake, not killed it — Shakespeare>
2
:  to put an end to <scotched rumors of a military takeover>
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Origin of SCOTCH

Middle English scocchen to gash, from Anglo-French escocher, eschocher to pierce
First Known Use: 15th century

2scotch

noun

Definition of SCOTCH

:  a superficial cut :  score

First Known Use of SCOTCH

15th century

3scotch

noun

Definition of SCOTCH

:  a chock to prevent rolling or slipping

Origin of SCOTCH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1639

4scotch

transitive verb

Definition of SCOTCH

1
:  to block with a chock
2
:  hinder, thwart

First Known Use of SCOTCH

1642

1Scotch

adjective \ˈskäch\

: of or relating to Scotland or its people

Full Definition of SCOTCH

1
:  scottish
2
:  inclined to frugality

Origin of SCOTCH

contraction of Scottish
First Known Use: 1591

2Scotch

noun

: a kind of whiskey that is made in Scotland

Full Definition of SCOTCH

1
:  scots
2
plural in construction :  the people of Scotland
3
often not capitalized :  whiskey distilled in Scotland especially from malted barley —called also Scotch whisky

First Known Use of SCOTCH

circa 1700

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

3Scotch

trademark

—used for a type of adhesive tape

Full Definition of SCOTCH

—used for adhesive tape
SCOTCH Defined for Kids

1Scotch

adjective \ˈskäch\

Definition of SCOTCH for Kids

:  1scottish

2Scotch

noun plural

Definition of SCOTCH for Kids

:  2scottish
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