Scotch meaning

skŏch
(offensive) Frugal or stingy.
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Scotch is a whisky distilled from malted barley in Scotland.

An example of scotch is Johnnie Walker whisky.

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The definition of scotch is to be from Scotland or something related to the Scottish language or culture.

An example of Scotch is the tradition of men wearing kilts; a Scotch tradition.

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To put an abrupt end to.

The prime minister scotched the rumors of her illness with a public appearance.

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To injure so as to render harmless.
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To prevent (something) from being successful.

The rain scotched his plans of going to the beach.

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Scotch is defined as to cut, wound or put an end to.

An example of scotch is cutting a notch in a belt.

An example of scotch is stomping a fire out.

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To cut or score.
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A surface cut or abrasion.
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A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.
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To block (a wheel, for example) with a prop to prevent rolling or slipping.
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A block or wedge used as a prop behind or under an object likely to roll.
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Scottish.
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The people of Scotland.
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Scots.
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Scotch whisky.
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To cut; scratch; score; notch.
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To wound without killing; maim.
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To put an end to; stifle; stamp out.

To scotch a rumor.

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A cut or scratch.
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To block (a wheel, log, etc.) with a wedge, block, etc. to prevent movement.
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Such a block, wedge, etc. used to prevent rolling, slipping, etc.
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Of Scotland or its people, language, or culture; Scottish.
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Whiskey, often having a smoky flavor, distilled in Scotland from malted barley.
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A surface cut or abrasion.
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A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.
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A block for a wheel or other round object; a chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping.

A scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.

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To cut or score; to wound superficially.
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To debunk or discredit an idea or rumor.

The prime minister scotched rumors of his resignation.

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To block a wheel or other round object.

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

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(textile manufacturing) 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.

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To dress (stone) with a pick or pointed instrument.
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Of Scottish origin.
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Whisky of Scottish origin.
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Scotch tape.
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(Australian rhyming slang) To rape.
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(as a plural noun, the Scotch) The people of Scotland.

The Scotch are a hardy bunch.

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(uncountable) Whiskey distilled in Scotland, especially from malted barley.

Paul has drunk a lot of Scotch.

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(countable) Any variety of Scotch.

My favorite Scotches are Glenlivet and Laphroaig.

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(countable) A glass of Scotch.

Gimme a Scotch.

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The Scottish dialect of English, or the Scots language.
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(chess, informal, the Scotch) The opening 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4.

Karpov played the Scotch against Anand.

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(dated) Of or from Scotland; Scottish.
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the Scotch
  • the Scottish people
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Scotch

Origin of scotch

  • Middle English scocchen to cut perhaps from Anglo-Norman escocher to notch es- intensive pref. (from Latin ex- ex–) Old French coche notch (probably from Latin coccum scarlet oak berry) (from Greek kokkos)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Contraction of Scottish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English scocchen (“to cut"), perhaps from Anglo-Norman escocher (“to notch") , from es- (“intensive prefix"), from Latin ex-, + Old French coche (“notch")

    From Wiktionary

  • The chess opening is supposedly after its having been played in a correspondence game between Edinburgh, Scotland, and London, England.

    From Wiktionary

  • The tape brand is supposedly after its cheapness (as the Scottish were stereotyped as cheap).

    From Wiktionary

  • Contraction of Scottish.

    From Wiktionary

  • From 3M's Scotch tape.

    From Wiktionary

  • See Scotch.

    From Wiktionary