Scotch (

     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,
     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, sparing,
     n 1: a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to
          keep a tally) [syn: score]
     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]
     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, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle,
     2: make a small cut or score into