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.
Examples from the Web for scotched
Rumors that Carole Middleton would join the Australian tour to help look after Prince George have been scotched by the palace.Situation Vacant: Kate and William Seek New Nanny For George|Tom Sykes|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The snake is scotched in the bower, and I but beseech thy gratitude.
But the male in him was scotched by the knowledge that she was not under his spell nor his influence.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
If a boil is observed in the pimple stage, it may be scotched and killed.Boating|W. B. Woodgate
The Napoleonic legend was the result of an epoch of military glory; the capitulation of Sedan not only scotched it, but killed it.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris|Henry Labouchre
This scheme was scotched by the refusal of the Russian Government to grant him the necessary authorization and passports.George Borrow|Thomas Seccombe
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.).