- a combination of mist or fog and drizzle, occurring frequently in Scotland and parts of England.
- a cocktail made by pouring Scotch whisky over finely crushed ice.
Origin of Scotch mist
First recorded in 1655–65
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It struck the tents like shot, and spirted through the tightest canvas in the form of Scotch-mist.The Golden Dream
- a heavy wet mist
C16: so called because it is common on Scottish hills
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