tocher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots tocher, from Middle Irish tochar.

Noun[edit]

tocher ‎(plural tochers)

  1. A dowry.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 121:
      And folk were to say […] old Guthrie had been fair spiteful to his sons, maybe Will would dispute his sister's tocher.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish tochar ( > Scottish Gaelic tochradh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tocher ‎(plural tochers)

  1. dowry; trousseau
    • 1791, Robert Burns, ‘My Tocher's the Jewel’:
      Your proffer o' luve's an airle-penny, / My tocher's the bargain ye wad buy […].