Scotch

Scotch
Scotch, Scottish, Scots can all apply to what constitutes, belongs to, or derives from Scotland or its people.Scotch is most widely used outside Scotland, especially in the spoken language
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the entire Scotch people

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the inconvenience of having nothing in England like the Scotch one-pound note— Todd

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a schism in the Scotch Church— Justice Holmes

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the overwhelming proportion being English, Scotch, or Irish in descent— Carnegie Mag.

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a Scotch painter

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not all the Scottish names that survive today are truly Scotch in origin— Mencken

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Scottish has a more literary, less casual flavor and use
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the zest, courage, and good humor of the nineteenth-century Scottish author are infectious— Bloom

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she left for Edinburgh the following year to assume the Scottish crown— Bruun & Commager

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the Scottish Universities— Winant

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Scottish literature

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Scots is used in the same way as Scottish
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the names of Scots and English shipowners— Conrad

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a Scots writer— H. M. Jonesy

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except that Scots is sometimes preferred in reference to law and in historical references to money
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a pound Scots

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In Scotland itself Scottish and Scots are often preferred to Scotch
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a delegation of Scottish editors— The Scotsman

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Scottish cricket— The Scotsman

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the Scots community in New York— The Scotsman

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new Scots air link— The Scotsman

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but Scotch also is used
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the signs confirmed my recollection that the Scotch Scotch are not ashamed of the word Scotch and do not go about protesting that Scottish and Scots are preferable forms— Liebling

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especially with regard to the products of Scotland
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wool jersey . . . and Scotch tweeds are favorite fabrics— Women's Wear Daily

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  • Scotch — Scotch, a. [Cf. {Scottish}.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster] {Scotch broom} (Bot.), the {Cytisus scoparius}. See {Broom}. {Scotch dipper}, or {Scotch duck} (Zo[ o]l.), the bufflehead;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scotch — 〈[ skɔ̣tʃ] m. 6〉 aus Gerste hergestellter schottischer Whisky [engl., kurz für Scotch whisky „schottischer Whisky“] * * * Scotch [skɔt̮ʃ], der; s, s: 1. [engl. Scotch, kurz für Scotch whisky = schottischer Whisky] (aus [teilweise] gemälzter… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Scotch — Scotch, Scots, Scottish 1. The favoured terms are a Scot or Scotsman or Scotswoman for a person from Scotland, Scottish as the general adjective relating to Scotland, and Scots for any of the dialect forms of English spoken in (especially… …   Modern English usage

  • Scotch — (englisch für: „schottisch“) steht für: Scotch, Kurzform von Scotch Whisky, siehe Whisky#Schottischer Whisky (Scotch Whisky) Scotch (Band), italienische Musikband Scotch (Rapper), deutscher Rapmusiker Scotch Tape, Markenname von Klebebändern von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scotch — Scotch; scotch; scotch·i·fy; scotch·i·ness; scotch·man; scotch·ness; scotch·er; …   English syllables

  • Scotch — blackface (sheep); Scotch broth (barley, mutton, and vegetable soup); Scotch mist (drizzle, fog, and mist); Scotch whisky (distilled from barley); Scotch woodcock (toast garnished with anchovy paste and scrambled eggs) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Scotch — (adj.) of Scotland, 1590s, contraction of SCOTTISH (Cf. Scottish). Disdained by the Scottish because of the many insulting and pejorative formations made from it by the English (e.g. Scotch attorney, a Jamaica term from 1864 for strangler vines) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scotch|y — «SKOCH ee», adjective, Scotch|i|er, Scotch|i|est. having the characteristics of what is Scotch; suggesting Scotch people or ways …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scotch — Scotch, n. A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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