Definitions for Scotchskɒtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scotchskɒtʃ(v.t.)

  1. to put an end to; crush; foil:

    to scotch a rumor.

  2. to cut, gash, or score.

  3. to injure so as to make harmless.

  4. to block or prop with a wedge or chock.

    Category: Building Trades

  5. (n.)a cut, gash, or score.

  6. a block or wedge put under a wheel, barrel, etc., to prevent slipping.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of scotch:

1375–1425; of uncert. orig.

Scotch*skɒtʃ(adj.)

  1. of Scottish origin; regarded as characteristic of Scotland or the Scottish people.

    Category: Peoples

  2. Sometimes Offensive.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: Scottish (def. 1). 1

  3. (usu. l.c.) frugal; provident.

  4. (n.)(used with a pl. v.) Sometimes Offensive. the inhabitants of Scotland; the Scots.

    Category: Peoples

  5. (often l.c.)

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

    Ref: Scotch whisky.

* Usage: The natives of Scotland refer to themselves as Scots or, in the singular, Scot , Scotsman , or Scotswoman . The related adjectives are Scottish or, less commonly, Scots . Scotch as a noun or adjective is objected to by the Scots except when used of whisky and in established phrases like Scotch egg and Scotch pine. In the U.S. and England, Scotch is often used in informal speech and writing. The term Scotch-Irish is standard in the U.S. for the descendants of the Ulster Scots in America.

Origin of Scotch:

1585–95; syncopated var. of Scottish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. score, scotch(noun)

    a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

  2. Scotch, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky(adj)

    whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still

  3. Scots, Scottish, Scotch(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language

    "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'"

  4. economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting(verb)

    avoiding waste

    "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"

  5. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

  6. scotch(verb)

    make a small cut or score into

Wiktionary

  1. scotch(Noun)

    A surface cut or abrasion.

    The Scotch are a hardy bunch.

  2. scotch(Noun)

    A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.

    Vahag has drunk a lot of Scotch.

  3. scotch(Noun)

    A block for a wheel or other round object.

    My favorite Scotches are Glenlivet and Laphroaig.

  4. scotch(Noun)

    Whisky of Scottish origin.

    Gimme a Scotch.

  5. scotch(Verb)

    To cut or score.

  6. scotch(Verb)

    To prevent (something) from being successful.

    The rain scotched his plans of going to the beach.

  7. scotch(Verb)

    To debunk or discredit an idea or rumor.

    The prime minister scotched rumors of his resignation.

  8. scotch(Verb)

    To block a wheel or other round object.

    The workers stopped the rig on an incline and scotched the wheels.

  9. scotch(Verb)

    To beat yarn in order to break up slugs and align the threads.

    Yarn is scotched immediately after it has been dried and while it is still warm.

  10. scotch(Verb)

    to rape

  11. scotch(Adjective)

    Of Scottish origin.

  12. Scotch(Noun)

    The people of Scotland.

    The Scotch are a hardy bunch.

  13. Scotch(Noun)

    Whisky made in Scotland.

    Vahag has drunk a lot of Scotch.

  14. Scotch(Noun)

    Any variety of Scotch.

    My favorite Scotches are Glenlivet and Laphroaig.

  15. Scotch(Noun)

    A glass of Scotch.

    Gimme a Scotch.

  16. Scotch(Adjective)

    Of or from Scotland; Scottish.

  17. Scotch(ProperNoun)

    The Scottish dialect of English.

    I couldn't understand a word he was saying: he was speaking Scotch.

  18. Scotch(ProperNoun)

    The opening .

    Karpov played the Scotch against Anand.

  19. Origin: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scotch(adj)

    of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish

  2. Scotch(noun)

    the dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland

  3. Scotch(noun)

    collectively, the people of Scotland

  4. Scotch(verb)

    to shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping

  5. Scotch(noun)

    a chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground

  6. Scotch(verb)

    to cut superficially; to wound; to score

  7. Scotch(noun)

    a slight cut or incision; a score

Freebase

  1. Scotch

    Scotch is an adjective meaning "of Scotland". The modern usage in Scotland is Scottish or Scots, where the word "Scotch" is only applied to specific products, usually food or drink, such as Scotch whisky, Scotch pie, Scotch broth, or Scotch eggs, and "Scotch" if applied to people is widely considered pejorative, reflecting old Anglo-Scottish antagonisms. However, 'Scotch' is still widely used in England and Ireland, and in common use in North America. The verb scotch is unrelated to the noun, and is not related to "Scotland". It derives from Anglo-French escocher meaning "to notch, nick", from coche, "a notch, groove", extended in English to mean "to put an abrupt end to", with the forms "scotched", "scotching", "scotches". For example: "The prime minister scotched the rumours of her illness by making a public appearance." Also in the traditional children's game of "hopscotch" refers to the lines one hops over.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. scotch

    A verb meaning with care.


Translations for Scotch

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

scotch(verb)

to put an end to (a rumour, plan etc)

They scotched his attempt to become the chairman.

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