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Etymology of the English word butterscotch

the English word butterscotch
derived from the English word butter
derived from the Old French word bouter
using the Proto-Indo-European prefix bhau- (to hit)
derived from the Frankish root *bōtan
derived from the Latin word butyrum
derived from the Greek word bouturon, βούτυρον
derived from the Greek word bous, βοῦς (an ox (as grazing); an animal of that species ('beef'))
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *gʷou-
derived from the English word scot

Date

The earliest known usage of butterscotch in English dates from the 19th century.

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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