Definitions of scotch

  1. To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.
  2. To cut superficially; to wound; to score.
  3. To cut or wound slightly; as, to scotch, but not kill, a snake.
  4. To cut or wound slightly.
  5. To dress, as stone, with a pick.
  6. To shoulder up; to prop; to stop, as a wheel, by putting a piece of stone or wood under it.
  7. a slight surface cut ( especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
  8. Collectively, the people of Scotland.
  9. A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.
  10. A slight cut or incision; a score.
  11. The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland; the people of Scotland; used as a plural.
  12. A slight cut or incision; a notch.
  13. The people or language of Scotland.
  14. A superficial cut; scratch.
  15. The people of Scotland; used as a plural.
  16. One of the languages spoken by Scots.
  17. The Scottish dialect; the Scottish people. Scotch mist, a dense mist.
  18. A slight cut or shallow incision.
  19. The inhabitants of Scotland; their language.
  20. A drag or brake applied to the wheel of a carriage in descending a declivity.
  21. 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)
  22. 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'"
  23. Pertaining to Scotland, its inhabitants, or its language; Scottish.
  24. Pertaining to Scotland; its language or people.
  25. Scottish.
  26. Pertaining to Scotland or its inhabitants.
  27. Pert. to Scotland, its language, or its people.
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