but·​ter·​scotch ˈbə-tər-ˌskäch How to pronounce butterscotch (audio)
: a candy made from brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and water
also : the flavor of such candy
: a moderate yellowish brown

Examples of butterscotch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who don't prefer chocolate can try our butterscotch version. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 12 Feb. 2024 This much is true: activities around Parton's 78th birthday on Jan. 19 included a learning session about her beloved butterflies, a supper of foods from her native Tennessee (think chicken and dumplings and butterscotch pie) and a book drive for her Imagination Library. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 27 Jan. 2024 There are also rich aromas of caramel, leather, and butterscotch. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 10 Dec. 2023 Dairy Queen Churro Dip Now that butterscotch and cherry dip have both been retired at most Dairy Queen locations (RIP!), there’s room on the Dairy Queen menu for a new ice cream cone option. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 The Casework team anchored the open studio living room with a chunky coral velvet sofa that was paired with a custom plaid ottoman and a contrasting plaid rug in butterscotch. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 13 Dec. 2023 This kitchen backsplash features a centerpiece handmade tile in tones of butterscotch to make a statement reminiscent of a bygone era. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Dec. 2023 A little water goes a long way, unlocking notes of cocoa, banana custard, espresso bean, and soft serve butterscotch dip. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 19 Nov. 2023 This recipe for delightfully salty-sweet cookies calls for nutty flavors from toffee bits, dark brown sugar, and butterscotch pudding mix. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 6 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of butterscotch was in 1847

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“Butterscotch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterscotch. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


but·​ter·​scotch -ˌskäch How to pronounce butterscotch (audio)
: a candy or dessert topping made from sugar, corn syrup, and water

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