Definition of butterscotch in US English:



  • 1A flavor created originally by combining melted butter with brown sugar.

    as modifier ‘butterscotch syrup’
    1. 1.1 A candy made with butterscotch flavoring.
      • ‘Like a butterscotch or a creamsaver, the album begins deliciously and only gets smoother and better through the remaining tracks - ending, like a tootsie roll pop, with a sweeter surprise.’
      • ‘Would you like to buy some butterscotch?’
      • ‘A tall man brought them some small sweet butterscotch from the market, and Tori noticed that he seemed somewhat familiar.’
      • ‘I'm partial to some butterscotch you know!’
      • ‘The store was out of scotch, so I brought you some butterscotch.’