Definition of tocher in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒxə


Scottish & Northern English archaic
  • A dowry.
    More example sentences
    • It appears irreconcileable to justice, that the offending wife should be punished with the loss of her tocher, which is generally her all.
    • Here's a tocher for ye, and whan ye marry far away, ye' think of yere grand-uncle, though ye never saw him but once.
    • Stewart's impressive rise to political prominence began soon after his marriage to Lady Katherine, a match which brought 20,000 merks scots in tocher.


late 15th century: from Irish tochra, Scottish Gaelic tochradh.

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