Definition of tocher in English:
nounScottish & Northern English archaic
- 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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