Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The people of Scotland.
  • n. Scots.
  • n. Scotch whisky.
  • adj. Scottish. See Usage Note at Scottish.
  • adj. Offensive Frugal with one's money.

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  • n. The people of Scotland.
  • n. Whisky made in Scotland.
  • n. Any variety of Scotch.
  • n. A glass of Scotch.
  • proper n. The Scottish dialect of English, or the Scots language.
  • proper n. The opening 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4.
  • adj. Of or from Scotland; Scottish.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Contraction of Scottish.

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Contraction of Scottish.

Examples

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  • Is the term Scotch used to define a style or where it is made?

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  • Scotch is great with ice, like vegemite is great with toast.

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  • At the 1930 annual meeting, he referred to the Scotch lords of the Distillers Company as “our old country friends.”

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  • Plainfielders who read the coverage of Councilor Davis 'DWI trial in Scotch Plains municipal court this morning -- in the Courier and the Plaintalker -- may have sighed when they came to the part about Plainfield not seeming to comply with the discovery order -- that is, o supply materials requested by the defense in a timely fashion.

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  • YeeeeHaaaa, The kids brought dad a box of Cohibas and a very old bottle of single malt Scotch from the UK.

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