What does Scotch mean?

Definitions for Scotch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Scotch.

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


  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

  8. Origin: [Probably the same word as scutch; cf. Norw. skoka, skoko, a swingle for flax; perhaps akin to E. shake.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scotch

    skoch, adj. pertaining to Scotland, its people, language, customs, products, &c.—also Scot′tish, Scots.—n. the dialect of English spoken in Lowland Scotland: (coll.) Scotch whisky.—ns. Scotch′-hop, a child's game: hop-scotch; Scotch′man, Scots′man, a native of Scotland.—Scotch amulet, a British geometrid moth; Scotch and English, the boys' game of prisoner's base; Scotch barley, pot or hulled barley; Scotch bluebell, the harebell; Scotch bonnets, the fairy-ring mushroom; Scotch broth, broth made with pot-barley and plenty of various vegetables chopped small; Scotch cap, the wild black raspberry; Scotch catch, or snap, the peculiarity in Scotch music of the first of two tones played to the same beat being the shorter; Scotch curlies, a variety of kale; Scotch fir, or pine, the only species of pine indigenous to Britain, valuable for its timber, turpentine, tar, &c.; Scotch kale, a variety of kale; Scotch mist, a mist like fine rain; Scotch pebbles, varieties of agate and jasper; Scotch thistle, the national emblem of Scotland.

  2. Scotch

    skoch, v.t. to cut or wound slightly: to notch.—n. a notch, scratch.—n. Scotch′ing, a method of dressing stone with a pick.—Scotched-collops, or (erroneously) Scotch-collops, beef-steaks fried with onions. [Related to scutch, scratch.]

  3. Scotch

    skoch, n. a strut or drag for a wheel.—v.t. to prop or block with such.—n. Scote, a prop.—v.t. to stop or block.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. scotch

    A verb meaning with care.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scotch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scotch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Scotch in a Sentence

  1. Paul. F. Meekin:

    It does not do well to make ice but forget the scotch.

  2. Firesign Theatre:

    Get me outta these ropes and into a good belt of Scotch.

  3. Chief Executive Ivan Menezes:

    We think it's very important for this country and for Scotch whisky.

  4. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    I don't see us doing that, the thing about Scotch whisky is we're going to be in Scotland come what may.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    When you succeed everybody wants to party with you. When you fail, just buy a bottle of scotch to take home.

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Translations for Scotch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • надрез, насечка, положить конец, прекратить, пресечь, клинRussian

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