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'
2. avoiding waste
- `scotch' is used only informally
1. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Similar word(s): score
2. whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
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
2. make a small cut or score into
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.