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Adjective: scotch  skóch
  1. Avoiding waste
    "'scotch' is used only informally";
    - economical, frugal, sparing, stinting
Noun: scotch  skóch
  1. A slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    - score
Verb: scotch  skóch
  1. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "scotch your opponent";
    - thwart, queer, spoil, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
  2. Make a small cut or score into
Adjective: Scotch  skóch
  1. Of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
    "'Scotch' is in disfavour with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as 'Scotch broth' or 'Scotch whiskey' or 'Scotch plaid'";
    - Scots, Scottish
Noun: Scotch  skóch
  1. Whisky distilled in Scotland; especially whisky made from malted barley in a pot still
    - Scotch whiskey [N. Amer, Ireland], Scotch whisky, malt whiskey [N. Amer, Ireland], malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey [N. Amer, Ireland], Scotch malt whisky, malt

Derived forms: scotching, scotched, Scotches, scotches

See also: thrifty

Type of: dent, forbid, foreclose, forestall, incision, mark, nock, preclude, prevent, prick, score, scratch, slit, whiskey [N. Amer, Ireland], whisky

Part of: Rob Roy

Encyclopedia: Scotch