butterscotch

play
noun but·ter·scotch \-ˌskäch\

Definition of butterscotch

  1. 1 :  a candy made from brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and water; also :  the flavor of such candy

  2. 2 :  a moderate yellowish brown

Recent Examples of butterscotch from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'butterscotch'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of butterscotch

1855


BUTTERSCOTCH Defined for English Language Learners

butterscotch

play
noun

Definition of butterscotch for English Language Learners

  • : a hard candy made by boiling butter, sugar, and water


BUTTERSCOTCH Defined for Kids

butterscotch

play
noun but·ter·scotch \ˈbə-tər-ˌskäch\

Definition of butterscotch for Students

  1. :  a candy made from sugar, corn syrup, and water



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up butterscotch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to be a fixed element or attribute

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2017 Words of the Day Quiz

  • alt-597a99e699d07
  • Which is a synonym of gauche?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!