transitive verb, often capitalized
variants: also British scotticise \ -​ˌsīz \

Definition of scotticize

1 : scotchify
2 : to cause to conform with the characteristics of Scottish English scotticized the Latin words without any scruple

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First Known Use of scotticize

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scotticize

Late Latin scotticus + English -ize

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“Scotticize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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