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Meaning & Definition of Scotch in English

English

Scotch

/skɑʧ/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • scotch

2. Whiskey distilled in scotland

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

verb

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

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

2. Make a small cut or score into

    synonym:
  • scotch

adjective

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'"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • economical
  • ,
  • frugal
  • ,
  • scotch
  • ,
  • sparing
  • ,
  • stinting