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Meaning of scotch

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its
             people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic
             language; "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New
             York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in
             `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or
             `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with
             Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland
             except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or
             `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'" [syn: {Scots},
             {Scottish}, {Scotch}]
      2: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical
         shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing
         father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and
         light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they
         remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only
         informally" [syn: {economical}, {frugal}, {scotch},
         {sparing}, {stinting}]
      n 1: a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to
           keep a tally) [syn: {score}, {scotch}]
      2: whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from
         malted barley in a pot still [syn: {Scotch}, {Scotch
         whiskey}, {Scotch whisky}, {malt whiskey}, {malt whisky},
         {Scotch malt whiskey}, {Scotch malt whisky}]
      v 1: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;
           "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's
           amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn:
           {thwart}, {queer}, {spoil}, {scotch}, {foil}, {cross},
           {frustrate}, {baffle}, {bilk}]
      2: make a small cut or score into

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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