Scotch tape


a brand name for various transparent or semitransparent adhesive tapes made chiefly of cellulose acetate or cellophane, for sealing, attaching, mending, etc.

Definition for scotch-tape (2 of 2)

[ skoch-teyp ]
/ ˈskɒtʃˈteɪp /

verb (used with object), Scotch-taped, Scotch-tap·ing.

to fasten or mend with Scotch tape.

Origin of Scotch-tape

First recorded in 1950–55; after the trademark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for scotch-tape

Scotch tape


trademark mainly US a transparent or coloured adhesive tape made of cellulose or a similar substance
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