Definitions for: Scotch

[n] whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
[n] a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
[adj] 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)
[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'"
[v] make a small cut or score into
[v] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

Webster (1913) Definition: Scotch, a. [Cf. Scottish.]
Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its
inhabitants; Scottish.

Scotch broom (Bot.), the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom.

Scotch dipper, or Scotch duck (Zo["o]l.), the bufflehead;
-- called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman.

Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.

Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.

Scotch nightingale (Zo["o]l.), the sedge warbler. [Prov.

Scotch pebble. See under pebble.

Scotch pine (Bot.) See Riga fir.

Scotch thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle ({Onopordon
acanthium}); -- so called from its being the national
emblem of the Scotch.

Scotch, n.
1. The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of

2. Collectively, the people of Scotland.

Scotch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scotched; p. pr. & vb. n.
Scotching.] [Cf. Prov. E. scote a prop, and Walloon ascot a
prop, ascoter to prop, F. accoter, also Armor. skoaz the
shoulder, skoazia to shoulder up, to prop, to support, W.
ysgwydd a shoulder, ysgwyddo to shoulder. Cf. Scoat.]
[Written also scoatch, scoat.]
To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc.,
as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.

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

Scotch, v. t. [Probably the same word as scutch; cf.
Norw. skoka, skoko, a swingle for flax; perhaps akin to E.
To cut superficially; to wound; to score.

We have scotched the snake, not killed it. --Shak.

Scotched collops (Cookery), a dish made of pieces of beef
or veal cut thin, or minced, beaten flat, and stewed with
onion and other condiments; -- called also {Scotch
collops}. [Written also scotcht collops.]

Scotch, n.
A slight cut or incision; a score. --Walton.

Synonyms: baffle, bilk, cross, economical, foil, frugal, frustrate, malt whiskey, malt whisky, queer, score, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, Scots, Scottish, sparing, spoil, stinting, thrifty, thwart

See Also: dash, dent, disappoint, double cross, Drambuie, forbid, foreclose, forestall, incision, let down, mark, nock, preclude, prevent, prick, Rob Roy, ruin, score, scratch, short-circuit, slit, whiskey, whisky

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