[tokh-er]Scot. and North England
- a dowry; marriage settlement given to the groom by the bride or her family.
- to provide with a dowry.
Origin of tocher
1490–1500; < Scots Gaelic tochradh; compare MIr tochra payment made to the bride or bride's father by the groom
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Examples from the Web for tocher
But tocher is refused by the Scot, who wants only his dearly won lady.
I thocht that maybe John might hae the poo'er to treat Kaims as my tocher.Bud
After all, Jan had been the injured man; he ought to 157 have had some of her tocher down.Jan Vedder's Wife
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Beddoe's map, constructed from Gray and Tocher's statistics, clearly indicates the distribution of racial types.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
They despise, too, restorations of tocher; and as for the one turning witness against the others frailties, you never hear of it.At War with Society or, Tales of the Outcasts
- a dowry
- (tr) to give a dowry to
C15: from Scottish Gaelic tochradh
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