Scottish

adjective
Scot·​tish | \ ˈskä-tish How to pronounce Scottish (audio) \

Definition of Scottish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, Scots, or the Scots

Scottish

noun

Definition of Scottish (Entry 2 of 2)

: scots

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Other Words from Scottish

Adjective

Scottishness \ ˈskä-​tish-​nəs How to pronounce Scottish (audio) \ noun

Examples of Scottish in a Sentence

Adjective He spoke with a Scottish accent. Robert Burns was a great Scottish poet.

First Known Use of Scottish

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Scottish

Adjective

Middle English, from Scottes Scotsmen

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Time Traveler for Scottish

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The first known use of Scottish was in the 13th century

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“Scottish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scottish. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for Scottish

Scottish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Scottish

: of or relating to Scotland or its people

Scottish

adjective
Scot·​tish | \ ˈskä-tish How to pronounce Scottish (audio) \

Kids Definition of Scottish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Scotland or the Scottish people

Scottish

noun plural

Kids Definition of Scottish (Entry 2 of 2)

: the people of Scotland

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