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Scotch mist

  1. a combination of mist or fog and drizzle, occurring frequently in Scotland and parts of England.
  2. a cocktail made by pouring Scotch whisky over finely crushed ice.
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Origin of Scotch mist

First recorded in 1655–65
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Historical Examples

  • It struck the tents like shot, and spirted through the tightest canvas in the form of Scotch-mist.

    The Golden Dream

    R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for scotch mist

Scotch mist

  1. a heavy wet mist
  2. drizzle
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Word Origin

C16: so called because it is common on Scottish hills
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