but·​ter·​scotch | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌskäch How to pronounce butterscotch (audio) \

Definition of butterscotch

1 : a candy made from brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and water also : the flavor of such candy
2 : a moderate yellowish brown

Examples of butterscotch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pumpkin Spice Latte and Butterbeer Latte, which includes a rich blend of butterscotch and caramel. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 31 Aug. 2022 At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, Butterbeer, a soft drink flavored with cream soda and butterscotch, sold for $5.50 when the park opened in 2016 ($6.50 for a frozen version). Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022 With its irresistible butterscotch angle and the dazzling drizzles of white and dark chocolate, this no bake pie recipe steers the classic banana cream pie into head-turning territory. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Aug. 2022 Dark berry, spice and some earthy notes join the fray, complementing the butterscotch and malted chocolate flavors of the bourbon quite nicely. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2022 Pair with pasta and ragù sauce or a butterscotch desert. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 31 July 2022 In the mouth a rich and luscious midpalate of mocha, red cherries, boysenberries, butterscotch and citric from the acidity, as well as slight menthol on the finish. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Aromas of butterscotch, brownies, red cherries, bullion and violets. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 3 July 2022 The flashlight on my cap was feeble, its shine whittled down to intermittent smears of butterscotch against the dark fabric of night. Okwiri Oduor, Harper’s Magazine , 22 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of butterscotch

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of butterscotch was in 1847

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16 Sep 2022

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“Butterscotch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterscotch. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for butterscotch


but·​ter·​scotch | \ ˈbə-tər-ˌskäch How to pronounce butterscotch (audio) \

Kids Definition of butterscotch

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

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