Meaning of scotch

scotch

Pronunciation: (skoch), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to put a definite end to; crush; stamp out; foil: to scotch a rumor; to scotch a plan.
  2. to cut, gash, or score.
  3. to injure so as to make harmless.
  4. to block or prop with a wedge or chock.
—n.
  1. a cut, gash, or score.
  2. a block or wedge put under a wheel, barrel, etc., to prevent slipping.

scotch

Pronunciation: (skoch), [key]
— v.t., n. Masonry.
  1. scutch (defs. 2, 4).

Scotch

Pronunciation: (skoch), [key]
— adj.
  1. of Scottish origin; resembling or regarded as characteristic of Scotland or the Scottish people (used outside Scotland): Scotch plaid.
  2. Scottish (def. 1).
  3. (usually l.c.)frugal; provident; thrifty.
—n.
  1. the Scottish people; Scots.
  2. (often l.c.) See
  3. Scots (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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