tocher

[tokh-er]Scot. and North England
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noun

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

verb (used with object)

to provide with a dowry.

Nearby words

  1. toc h,
  2. tocantins,
  3. toccata,
  4. toch,
  5. tocharian,
  6. tochis,
  7. tockley,
  8. tocky,
  9. toco-,
  10. tocodynagraph

Origin of tocher

1490–1500; < Scots Gaelic tochradh; compare MIr tochra payment made to the bride or bride's father by the groom

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British Dictionary definitions for tocher

tocher

noun

a dowry

verb

(tr) to give a dowry to

Word Origin for tocher

C15: from Scottish Gaelic tochradh

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