There are 3 definitions of Scotch in English:

Scotch

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Pronunciation: /skɒtʃ
 
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adjective

  • old-fashioned term for Scottish. a Scotch plaid scarf
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    • Five round tables covered with Scotch plaid cloths occupy most of the space.
    • We don't specify Scotch beef on our menus because that is what our clients expect when they eat with us and that is what they get.
    • Shoppers are being duped into buying foreign meat which has been inaccurately labelled as Scotch beef, farmers' leaders have claimed.

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  • 1 short for Scotch whisky. a bottle of Scotch
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    • He demanded a great deal of money, complete privacy, a limo to transport him to and from the meeting and a bottle of the best single malt Scotch at each session.
    • In the same way that a previous generation explored and experimented with single malt Scotch, today's consumers are learning about tequilas and mezcals.
    • He fumbled with the lock on the door to his apartment, looking forward to a stiff shot of single-malt Scotch before fixing dinner.
  • 2 (as plural noun the Scotch) • dated The people of Scotland.
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    • He died in the Orkney Islands while returning from an expedition against the Scotch.
  • 3 [mass noun] dated The form of English spoken in Scotland.

Origin

late 16th century: contraction of Scottish.

Usage

The use of Scotch to mean ‘relating to Scotland or its people’ is disliked by Scottish people and is now uncommon, although it survives in fixed expressions like Scotch egg and Scotch whisky . For more details, see Scottish (usage).

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There are 3 definitions of Scotch in English:

scotch1

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Pronunciation: /skɒtʃ
 
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verb

  • 2 [with object and adverbial] Wedge (someone or something) somewhere: he soon scotched himself against a wall
  • 2.1 [with object] archaic Prevent (a wheel or other rolling object) from moving or slipping by placing a wedge underneath: when Lucille reached the depot, the coachman shouted ‘Scotch the wheels!’

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  • A wedge placed under a wheel or other rolling object to prevent it moving or slipping.

Origin

early 17th century (as a noun): of unknown origin; perhaps related to skate1. The sense 'render temporarily harmless' is based on an emendation of Shakespeare's Macbeth iii. ii. 13 as ‘We have scotch'd the snake, not kill'd it’, originally understood as a use of scotch2; the sense 'put an end to' (early 19th century) results from the influence on this of the notion of wedging or blocking something so as to render it inoperative.

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scotch2

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Pronunciation: /skɒtʃ
 
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archaic

verb

[with object]
  • Cut or score the skin or surface of: scotch with your knife the back of the Carp

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  • A cut or score in skin or another surface: a scotch in his face

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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