Associations to the word «Scotch»


SCOTCH, noun. A surface cut or abrasion.
SCOTCH, noun. A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.
SCOTCH, noun. A block for a wheel or other round object; a chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping.
SCOTCH, verb. (transitive) To cut or score; to wound superficially.
SCOTCH, verb. (transitive) To prevent (something) from being successful.
SCOTCH, verb. (transitive) To debunk or discredit an idea or rumor.
SCOTCH, verb. (transitive) To block a wheel or other round object.
SCOTCH, verb. (transitive) (textile manufacturing) To beat yarn in order to break up slugs and align the threads.
SCOTCH, verb. (transitive) To dress (stone) with a pick or pointed instrument.
SCOTCH, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To clothe or cover up.
SCOTCH, adjective. Of Scottish origin.
SCOTCH, noun. Whisky of Scottish origin.
SCOTCH, noun. Scotch tape
SCOTCH, verb. (transitive) (Australian rhyming slang) to rape
SCOTCH, noun. (as a plural noun) (the Scotch) The people of Scotland.
SCOTCH, noun. (uncountable) Whisky distilled in Scotland, especially from malted barley.
SCOTCH, noun. (countable) Any variety of Scotch.
SCOTCH, noun. (countable) A glass of Scotch.
SCOTCH, proper noun. The Scottish dialect of English, or the Scots language.
SCOTCH, proper noun. (chess) (informal) (the Scotch) The opening 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4.
SCOTCH, adjective. (dated) Of or from Scotland; Scottish.
SCOTCH ARGUS, noun. The butterfly Erebia aethiops, of the family Nymphalidae.
SCOTCH ARGUSES, noun. Plural of Scotch argus
SCOTCH BONNET, noun. A variety of hot chilli pepper (a cultivar of Capsicum chinense)
SCOTCH BONNETS, noun. Plural of scotch bonnet
SCOTCH BROOM, noun. The plant Cytisus scoparius.
SCOTCH BROTH, noun. A filling soup with barley, meat, and root vegetables, originating in Scotland.
SCOTCH CROW, noun. A hooded crow, Corvus cornix.
SCOTCH CROWS, noun. Plural of Scotch crow
SCOTCH EGG, noun. A savoury dish made of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and breadcrumbs
SCOTCH EGG, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Scotch egg
SCOTCH EGGS, noun. Plural of scotch egg
SCOTCH EGGS, noun. Plural of Scotch egg
SCOTCH FIDDLE, noun. (archaic) (slang) The itch.
SCOTCH FILLET, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) (South Africa) A ribeye steak.
SCOTCH FILLETS, noun. Plural of Scotch fillet
SCOTCH FINGER, noun. A type of shortbead biscuit, typically in a long rectangular shape.
SCOTCH FIR, noun. Pinus sylvestris, an evergreen of wide distribution in Eurasia in northern or mountainous areas.
SCOTCH GAME, noun. A common Open Game in chess, characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4, in which white's third move is queen's pawn to the forth rank.
SCOTCH HANDS, noun. Butter beaters; large wooden spatulas used when making butter, made out of sycamore wood, or metal, used for shaping the butter into bricks and for other miscellaneous manipulation. One side of the paddle will have ribs or be fluted.
SCOTCH HEARTH, noun. Ore hearth
SCOTCH HEARTHS, noun. Plural of Scotch hearth
SCOTCH MIST, noun. (UK) A cold and penetrating mist, verging on rain.
SCOTCH MIST, noun. (UK) (idiomatic) (dialect) (Lancashire) (Yorkshire) Something that is hard to find or does not exist.
SCOTCH MISTS, noun. Plural of Scotch mist
SCOTCH PANCAKE, noun. A small, often buttered, sweet pancake served as a teatime dessert.
SCOTCH PIE, noun. A small double-crust meat pie eaten in the United Kingdom and Canada.
SCOTCH PIES, noun. Plural of Scotch pie
SCOTCH PINE, noun. (US) Pinus sylvestris, an evergreen of wide distribution in Eurasia in northern or mountainous areas.
SCOTCH PLOUGH, noun. A wood and iron animal-drawn plough invented in the 19th century by James Anderson of Hermiston.
SCOTCH PLOUGHS, noun. Plural of Scotch plough
SCOTCH TAPE, proper noun. (US) (originally a trademark, now used generically) transparent or translucent pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, used for sealing items together, especially paper.
SCOTCH TERRIER, noun. Alternative form of Scottish terrier
SCOTCH TERRIERS, noun. Plural of Scotch terrier
SCOTCH THISTLE, noun. Onopordum acanthium, a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae.
SCOTCH THISTLES, noun. Plural of Scotch thistle
SCOTCH WHISKIES, noun. Plural of Scotch whisky
SCOTCH WHISKY, noun. Whiskey distilled in Scotland especially from malted barley.
SCOTCH WOODCOCK, noun. A savoury dish of creamy scrambled eggs served over toast spread with anchovy paste or relish.

Dictionary definition

SCOTCH, noun. A slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally).
SCOTCH, noun. Whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still.
SCOTCH, verb. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent".
SCOTCH, verb. Make a small cut or score into.
SCOTCH, adjective. 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'".
SCOTCH, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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