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Meaning & Definition of Scotch in English





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

  • score,
  • scotch

2. Whiskey distilled in scotland

  • Especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
  • Scotch,
  • Scotch whiskey,
  • Scotch whisky,
  • malt whiskey,
  • malt whisky,
  • Scotch malt whiskey,
  • Scotch malt whisky


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

  • "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was ruth's amazing september surge"
  • "Foil your opponent"
  • thwart,
  • queer,
  • spoil,
  • scotch,
  • foil,
  • cross,
  • frustrate,
  • baffle,
  • bilk

2. Make a small cut or score into

  • scotch


1. 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'"
  • Scots,
  • Scottish,
  • Scotch

2. 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"
  • economical,
  • frugal,
  • scotch,
  • sparing,
  • stinting