Definition of tocher in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɒxə/


Scottish & Northern English archaic
A dowry.
Example sentences
  • Her tocher was a mere thirty chalders of victual from the Oliphant estates.
  • 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.
  • The marriage took place at Woodstock on 5 September 1186; Henry II paid for the four days of festivities and returned Edinburgh Castle as part of the bride's tocher.


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

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