(noun, adjective, verb)


1. of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language

- `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'

Similar word(s): scots, scottish

2. avoiding waste

- `scotch' is used only informally

Similar word(s): thrifty, economical, frugal, sparing, stinting


1. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

Similar word(s): score

Definition categories: shape, dent, incision, scratch, slit

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

Definition categories: food, whiskey, whisky

Sentences with scotch as a noun:

- a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground


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

Similar word(s): baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, spoil, thwart

Definition categories: social, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

2. make a small cut or score into

Definition categories: contact, mark, nock, score

Sentences with scotch as a verb:

- The rain scotched his plans of going to the beach.

- The prime minister scotched rumors of his resignation.

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

- Yarn is scotched immediately after it has been dried and while it is still warm. [1]