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scotch

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verb \ ˈskäch \

Definition of scotch

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

Origin and Etymology of scotch

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


2

scotch

noun

Definition of scotch

:a superficial cut :score

First Known Use of scotch

15th century


3

scotch

noun

Definition of scotch

:a chock to prevent rolling or slipping

Origin and Etymology of scotch

origin unknown


4

scotch

verb

Definition of scotch

transitive verb
1 :to block with a chock

First Known Use of scotch

1642


1

Scotch

play
adjective \ ˈskäch \

Definition of Scotch

2 :inclined to frugality

Origin and Etymology of scotch

contraction of Scottish


2

Scotch

noun

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

1603

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


3

Scotch

trademark

Definition of Scotch

used for adhesive tape

SCOTCH Defined for English Language Learners

Scotch

play
adjective

Definition of Scotch for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to Scotland or its people


Scotch

noun

Definition of Scotch for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of whiskey that is made in Scotland


Scotch

trademark

Definition of Scotch for English Language Learners

  • —used for a type of adhesive tape


SCOTCH Defined for Kids

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Scotch

play
adjective \ ˈskäch \

Definition of Scotch for Students


2

Scotch

noun plural

Definition of Scotch for Students


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