Scotch vs Rockets - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between scotch and rockets

is that scotch is the people of scotland while rockets is .

As a proper noun scotch

is the scottish dialect of english, or the scots language.

As an adjective scotch

is (dated) of or from scotland; scottish.



Etymology 1

From (etyl)


  • A surface cut or abrasion.
  • A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.
  • A block for a wheel or other round object; a chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping.
  • * 1913 ,
  • He was like the scotch in the smooth, happy machinery of the home. And he was always aware of this fall of silence on his entry, the shutting off of life, the unwelcome.
    Derived terms
    * hopscotch


  • To cut or score; to wound superficially.
  • * Shakespeare Macbeth , Act 3, Scene 2
  • We have scotched the snake, not killed it.
  • To prevent (something) from being successful.
  • The rain scotched his plans of going to the beach.
  • To debunk or discredit an idea or rumor.
  • ''The prime minister scotched rumors of his resignation.
  • To block a wheel or other round object.
  • The workers stopped the rig on an incline and scotched the wheels.
  • (textile manufacturing) To beat yarn in order to break up slugs and align the threads.
  • Yarn is scotched immediately after it has been dried and while it is still warm. []
  • To dress (stone) with a pick or pointed instrument.
  • (obsolete) To clothe or cover up.
  • Synonyms
    * foil, put the kibosh on, thwart * (block a wheel) chock, block

    Etymology 2

    See Scotch .


    (en adjective)
  • Of Scottish origin.
  • Usage notes
    * The use of scotch'' rather than ''Scottish'' (or Scots) is generally limited to a few specific cases, such as scotch plaid, Scotch whisky, Scotch broth, etc. It may be considered incorrect usage in other combinations. It is usually capitalised ''Scotch .


  • Whisky of Scottish origin.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
       ‘Civilized,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’}}

    Etymology 3

    From 3M's Scotch tape .


  • Scotch tape
  • Verb

  • (Australian rhyming slang) to rape
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