scotch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scotch

(noun) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Synonyms : score

(noun) whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms : baffle , bilk , cross , foil , frustrate , queer , spoil , thwart
Example Sentence
  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

(verb) make a small cut or score into
(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
Synonyms : scots , scottish
Example Sentence
  • Scots Gaelic
  • the Scots community in New York
  • `Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'
  • `Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'

(adj) avoiding waste
Synonyms : economical , frugal , sparing , stinting
Example Sentence
  • an economical meal
  • an economical shopper
  • a frugal farmer
  • a frugal lunch
  • a sparing father and a spending son
  • sparing in their use of heat and light
  • stinting in bestowing gifts
  • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
  • `scotch' is used only informally

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scotch

scotch leads to scotch(drink too much and u'll fall down being hurt)
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by gatz_funky

relate it with scratch, a small cut or notch.
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by ready4gre

If you see a SCOTCH bottle, you PUT AN END TO it!
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by bioscope

he tried to SCOTCH from his father that he had taken SCOTCH
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by neel_kris

we know abt butterscotch the flavour of ice cream ,most of us like it very mcuh,why has it got a grt tate,because it has the mixture of butter in it,since it thwatrs or scotches butter it attains a gud taste and hence its name.
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A SCOTCH is also a kind of NOTCH - a cut or a groove in something.
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by pushpa_edit

Scotch=Seperating or removing the botch(mistakes).
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by rakei

when we drink scotch everythin stops[HINDER]
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by elixir

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