scot

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noun \ˈskät\

Definition of scot

  1. :  money assessed or paid

Origin and Etymology of scot

Middle English, from Old Norse skot shot, contribution — more at shot


First Known Use: 14th century


Scot

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noun \ˈskät\

Definition of Scot

  1. 1 :  a member of a Celtic people of northern Ireland settling in Scotland about a.d. 500

  2. 2a :  a native or inhabitant of Scotlandb :  a person of Scottish descent

Origin and Etymology of scot

Middle English Scottes Scots, from Old English Scottas from Late Latin Scotus


First Known Use: before 12th century


SCOT Defined for English Language Learners

Scot

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noun \ˈskät\

Definition of Scot for English Language Learners

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Scotland


SCOT Defined for Kids

Scot

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noun \ˈskät\

Definition of Scot for Students

  1. :  a person born or living in Scotland



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