from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of candy, mainly composed of sugar and butter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of oleaginous taffy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar


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  • Laura Goodman (don't laugh) looked like, as Antonia had put it once, "a dirty old man's wet dream," with long, butter-scotch blond hair, big blue eyes, and long strong limbs.

    Undead and Unworthy

  • He must confront without a quiver the notion of a child who shall be childish, that is, full of energy, but without an idea of independence; fundamentally as eager for authority as for information and butter-scotch.

    Vintage Distributism

  • “Do you realize how many calories are in those butter-scotch bars?”

    The Nature of Jade

  • Add the cracker crumbs, the vanilla, the butter-scotch chips, and the pecans, and blend well.

    The Accidental Gourmet

  • "I wear out my gloves, love butter-scotch, and lost my head over a certain pair of slippers; consequence, two dollars and eight cents in my treasury," moaned Kat, with great self reproach.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • That's all, and I don't know really where the disappointment is, but I guess it's the butter-scotch and slippers.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • "And what's all this I hear about limestones and butter-scotch and wisdom?"

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • I would like a wheel-barrow full of butter-scotch every day and a pair of slippers with blue tops and French heels.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • A wheel-barrow per day of butter-scotch would soon leave her more than she could manage or desire, and slippers with satin tops and high heels, would only prove themselves useless and injurious.

    Six Girls A Home Story

  • "Do you remember writing a par about Stickney, the butter-scotch man, you know, ragging him when he got his peerage?"

    Not George Washington — an Autobiographical Novel


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