Scotch-Irish

adjective
\ ˈskäch-ˈī-rish How to pronounce Scotch-Irish (audio) \

Definition of Scotch-Irish

: of, relating to, or descended from Scottish settlers in northern Ireland

First Known Use of Scotch-Irish

1622, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Scotch-Irish was in 1622

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Cite this Entry

“Scotch-Irish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scotch-Irish. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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