scotch

verb (1)
\ˈskäch \
scotched; scotching; scotches

Definition of scotch 

(Entry 1 of 7)

transitive verb

1 archaic : cut, gash, score also : wound we have scotched the snake, not killed it — William Shakespeare

2 : to put an end to scotched rumors of a military takeover

scotch

noun (1)

Definition of scotch (Entry 2 of 7)

: a superficial cut : score

scotch

noun (2)

Definition of scotch (Entry 3 of 7)

: a chock to prevent rolling or slipping

scotch

verb (2)
scotched; scotching; scotches

Definition of scotch (Entry 4 of 7)

transitive verb

1 : to block with a chock

2 : hinder, thwart

Scotch

adjective
\ˈskäch \

Definition of Scotch (Entry 5 of 7)

1 : scottish

2 : inclined to frugality

Scotch

noun (3)

Definition of Scotch (Entry 6 of 7)

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

Scotch

trademark

Definition of Scotch (Entry 7 of 7)

used for adhesive tape

First Known Use of scotch

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1639, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for scotch

Verb (1)

Middle English scocchen to gash, from Anglo-French escocher, eschocher to pierce

Noun (2)

origin unknown

Adjective

contraction of Scottish

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Scotch

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Scotch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of or relating to Scotland or its people

Scotch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Scotch (Entry 2 of 3)

: a kind of whiskey that is made in Scotland

Scotch

trademark

English Language Learners Definition of Scotch (Entry 3 of 3)

—used for a type of adhesive tape

Scotch

adjective
\ˈskäch \

Kids Definition of Scotch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scotch

noun plural

Kids Definition of Scotch (Entry 2 of 2)

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