scotch

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English scocchen (to cut), perhaps from Anglo-Norman escocher (to notch), from es- (intensive prefix) (from Latin ex-) + Old French coche (notch).

Noun[edit]

scotch (plural scotches)

  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; a chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 4
      He was like the scotch in the smooth, happy machinery of the home. And he was always aware of this fall of silence on his entry, the shutting off of life, the unwelcome.
    a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground
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Verb[edit]

scotch (third-person singular simple present scotches, present participle scotching, simple past and past participle scotched)

  1. (transitive) To cut or score; to wound superficially.
  2. (transitive) To prevent (something) from being successful.
    Synonyms: foil, put the kibosh on, thwart
    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.
    Synonyms: chock, block
    The workers stopped the rig on an incline and scotched the wheels.
  5. (transitive) To dress (stone) with a pick or pointed instrument.
  6. (transitive, textile manufacturing) 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]
  7. (transitive, obsolete) To clothe or cover up.
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scotch (comparative more scotch, superlative most scotch)

  1. Alternative form of Scotch (Scottish)

Noun[edit]

scotch (countable and uncountable, plural scotches)

  1. Alternative form of Scotch (whisky)

Etymology 3[edit]

From 3M's Scotch tape.

Noun[edit]

scotch (uncountable)

  1. Scotch tape

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scotch (third-person singular simple present scotches, present participle scotching, simple past and past participle scotched)

  1. (transitive, Australian rhyming slang) To rape.

French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From English scotch.

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scotch m (plural scotchs)

  1. scotch (whisky)

Etymology 2[edit]

From 3M's Scotch tape. Genericized trademark.

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scotch m (uncountable)

  1. Scotch tape, sticky tape
    Synonyms: papier collant, ruban adhésif
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scotch m (invariable)

  1. scotch (whiskey)
  2. adhesive tape

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