verb (used with object)
- scot and lot,
- scot. gael.,
- scotch blackface,
- scotch bonnet,
- scotch broom,
- scotch broth,
- scotch crocus
Origin of scotch1
verb (used with object), noun Masonry.
Origin of Scotch
Examples from the Web for scotch
It represented everything about the kind of comfort and the little luxuries in life that a good glass of Scotch can afford us.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan||December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And for Scotch in particular—which can spend decades in the barrel—wood is critical to the finished spirit.
More than perhaps any other distiller of Scotch whisky, The Macallan understands the importance of color to a great whisky.
There is a reason Speyside has become synonymous with Scotch whisky.
If scotch whisky is a mountain stream, then Japanese whisky is a still pool.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few old alder trees and storm-beaten Scotch firs shelter the cottage a little from the wind.In the West Country|Francis A. Knight
In the kindly shrewd Scotch face, a keen sensitiveness to pleasure and pain was the first thing that struck any common observer.The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete|John Forster
Nonjurors and Scotch Episcopalians could only meet by stealth in private houses.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
At all events, she endured more than anybody but a Scotch woman who had been his nurse in childhood would have tolerated.The Disentanglers|Andrew Lang
The contrast was certainly very striking between the Scotch and the Danes.The Land of Thor|J. Ross Browne
Word Origin for scotch
Word Origin for scotch
"of Scotland," 1590s, contraction of Scottish. Disdained by the Scottish because of the many insulting and pejorative formations made from it by the English (e.g. Scotch greys "lice;" Scotch attorney, a Jamaica term from 1864 for strangler vines).
Scotch-Irish is from 1744 (adj.); 1789 (n.); more properly Scots-Irish (1966), from Scots (mid-14c.), the older adjective, which is from Scottis, the northern variant of Scottish. Scots (adj.) was used in Scottish until 18c., then Scotch became vernacular, but in mid-19c. there was a reaction against it. Scotch Tape was said to be so called because at first it had adhesive only on the edges (to make it easier to remove as a masking tape in car paint jobs), which was interpreted as a sign of cheapness on the part of the manufacturers.
"stamp out, crush," 1825, earlier "make harmless for a time" (1798; a sense that derives from an uncertain reading of "Macbeth" III.ii.13), from scocchen "to cut, score, gash, make an incision" (early 15c.), of unknown origin, perhaps [Barnhart] from Anglo-French escocher, Old French cocher "to notch, nick," from coche "a notch, groove," perhaps from Latin coccum "berry of the scarlet oak," which appears notched, from Greek kokkos. Related: Scotched; scotching.
1778, elliptical for Scotch whisky. See Scotch (adj.).
"incision, cut, score, gash," mid-15c., related to scotch (v.).