What does scotch mean?

Definitions for scotch
skɒtʃscotch

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. score, scotchnoun

    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 whiskyadjective

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

  3. Scots, Scottish, Scotchadjective

    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, stintingverb

    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, bilkverb

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

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

  6. scotchverb

    make a small cut or score into

Wiktionary

  1. scotchnoun

    A surface cut or abrasion.

    The Scotch are a hardy bunch.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  2. scotchnoun

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

    Vahag has drunk a lot of Scotch.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  3. scotchnoun

    A block for a wheel or other round object.

    My favorite Scotches are Glenlivet and Laphroaig.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  4. scotchnoun

    Whisky of Scottish origin.

    Gimme a Scotch.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  5. scotchverb

    To cut or score.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  6. scotchverb

    To prevent (something) from being successful.

    The rain scotched his plans of going to the beach.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  7. scotchverb

    To debunk or discredit an idea or rumor.

    The prime minister scotched rumors of his resignation.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  8. scotchverb

    To block a wheel or other round object.

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

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  9. scotchverb

    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.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  10. scotchverb

    to rape

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  11. scotchadjective

    Of Scottish origin.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  12. Scotchnoun

    The people of Scotland.

    The Scotch are a hardy bunch.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  13. Scotchnoun

    Whisky made in Scotland.

    Vahag has drunk a lot of Scotch.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  14. Scotchnoun

    Any variety of Scotch.

    My favorite Scotches are Glenlivet and Laphroaig.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  15. Scotchnoun

    A glass of Scotch.

    Gimme a Scotch.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  16. Scotchadjective

    Of or from Scotland; Scottish.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  17. Scotchnoun

    The Scottish dialect of English.

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

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

  18. Scotchnoun

    The opening .

    Karpov played the Scotch against Anand.

    Etymology: From scocchen, perhaps from escocher , from es-, from ex- + coche

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scotchadjective

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

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

  2. Scotchnoun

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

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

  3. Scotchnoun

    collectively, the people of Scotland

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

  4. Scotchverb

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

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

  5. Scotchnoun

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

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

  6. Scotchverb

    to cut superficially; to wound; to score

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

  7. Scotchnoun

    a slight cut or incision; a score

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

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.

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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Numerology

  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. Firesign Theatre:

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

  2. Leonard Augsburger:

    Most' obstructed error' notes result from a loose piece of paper, scotch tape, band-aid, or other detritus becoming attached to the currency stock during the printing process and later falling off. Most notes of this class thus exhibit a blank area somewhere on Del Monte note.

  3. P. G. Wodehouse:

    At five minutes to eleven on the morning named he was at the station, a false beard and spectacles shielding his identity from the public eye. If you had asked him he would have said that he was a Scotch business man. As a matter a fact, he looked far more like a motor-car coming through a haystack.

  4. Paul. F. Meekin:

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

  5. Chief Executive Ivan Menezes:

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

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

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