[ tokh-er ]
/ ˈtɒx ər /
Scot. and North England


a dowry; marriage settlement given to the groom by the bride or her family.

verb (used with object)

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tocher


/ (ˈtɒxər) Scot /


a dowry


(tr) to give a dowry to

Word Origin for tocher

C15: from Scottish Gaelic tochradh
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