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English adjective: Scotch

1. Scotch of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language


SamplesScots 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'.


SynonymsScots, Scottish

2. scotch avoiding waste


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymseconomical, frugal, sparing, stinting


Similarthrifty


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymswasteful


English noun: scotch

1. scotch (shape) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)


Synonymsscore


Broader (hypernym)dent, incision, prick, scratch, slit

2. Scotch (food) whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still


Synonymsmalt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky


Broader (hypernym)whiskey, whisky


Narrower (hyponym)Drambuie


Substance meronymRob Roy


English verb: scotch

1. scotch (social) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of


SamplesWhat ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge.
Foil your opponent.


Synonymsbaffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, spoil, thwart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


Narrower (hyponym)dash, disappoint, let down, ruin, short-circuit

2. scotch (contact) make a small cut or score into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mark, nock, score









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