Scots·​man ˈskäts-mən How to pronounce Scotsman (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Scotland

Examples of Scotsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Macadamia nut trees are native to Australia and were introduced to Hawaii in 1881 by a Scotsman who managed a Big Island sugar mill. Audrey McAvoy, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Apr. 2024 The first European to record seeing Mount Mulanje, in 1859, was Scotsman David Livingstone, the proselytizing explorer and devout abolitionist. Mark Jenkins, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 The Scotsman has captivated not only the hearts and minds of Sporting KC fans, but his own teammates, too, in that time. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 29 Feb. 2024 There’s a new luxury train on the horizon that is aiming to enter the pantheon of classic trains and iconic rail journeys like the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the Royal Scotsman, and Africa’s Rovos Rail. Everett Potter, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 It was introduced to me through [my partner] Jack Lowden, who also produced it and is a proud Scotsman. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 20 Jan. 2024 Dominic is a man after Dusty’s own heart: a sterling free-marketeer who has been celebrating Adam Smith — on the occasion of that great Scotsman’s tricentennial. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 19 Dec. 2023 Guests then hop over to Edinburgh, Scotland, for seven nights on board the Belmond Royal Scotsman, weaving their way by scenic lochs and rocky peaks on a roundtrip journey through the Highlands. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Nov. 2023 Sargent trained the native Scotsman with a Savile Row Bespoke Diploma for eight years. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 10 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scotsman was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Scotsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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Scots·​man ˈskät-smən How to pronounce Scotsman (audio)
: a person born or living in Scotland
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