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scotch

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English

Etymology

From Middle English scocchen (to cut), perhaps from Anglo-Norman escocher (to notch) , from es- (intensive prefix), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ex- + Old French coche (notch)

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
scotch

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Of Scottish origin.

Usage notes

The use of scotch rather than Scottish is generally limited to a few specific cases, such as scotch eggs, scotch plaid, etc. It can be considered incorrect usage with most other combinations.

Noun

Singular
scotch

Plural
es

scotch (es)
  1. A surface cut or abrasion.
  2. A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.
  3. A block for a wheel or other round object.
  4. Whisky of Scottish origin.

Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to scotch

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to scotch (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cut or score.
  2. (transitive) To prevent (something) from being successful.
    The rain scotched his plans of going to the beach.
  3. (transitive) To debunk or discredit an idea or rumor.
    The prime minister scotched rumors of his resignation.
  4. (transitive) To block a wheel or other round object.
    The workers stopped the rig on an incline and scotched the wheels.
  5. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To beat yarn in order to break up slugs and align the threads.
    Yarn is scotched immediately after it has been dried and while it is still warm. [1]

Synonyms


French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From English Scotch.

Noun

scotch m

  1. (uncountable) Scotch (whisky)

Etymology 2

From 3M's Scotch tape.

Noun

scotch m.

  1. (uncountable) Scotch tape, sticky tape
Derived terms

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