Scots

adjective
\ ˈskäts How to pronounce Scots (audio) \

Definition of Scots

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: scottish used especially of the people and language and in legal context

Scots

noun

Definition of Scots (Entry 2 of 2)

: the English language of Scotland

First Known Use of Scots

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Scots

Adjective

Middle English Scottis, alteration of Scottish

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The first known use of Scots was in the 14th century

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“Scots.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scots. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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Scots

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Scots

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Scotland or its people

Scots

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Scots (Entry 2 of 2)

: the English language of Scotland

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