noun (1)
\ ˈskät How to pronounce Scot (audio) \

Definition of Scot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of a Celtic people of northern Ireland settling in Scotland about a.d. 500
2a : a native or inhabitant of Scotland
b : a person of Scottish descent


noun (2)
\ ˈskät How to pronounce scot (audio) \

Definition of scot (Entry 2 of 2)

: money assessed or paid

First Known Use of Scot

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Scot

Noun (1)

Middle English Scottes Scots, from Old English Scottas from Late Latin Scotus

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Old Norse skot shot, contribution — more at shot

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“Scot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Scot

: a person born, raised, or living in Scotland


\ ˈskät How to pronounce Scot (audio) \

Kids Definition of Scot

: a person born or living in Scotland

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