Scot·​ti·​cism ˈskä-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce Scotticism (audio)
: a word, phrase, or expression characteristic of Scottish English

Word History


Late Latin scotticus of the ancient Scots, from Scotus Scot

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scotticism was in 1648

Dictionary Entries Near Scotticism

Cite this Entry

“Scotticism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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