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[shot-ish] /ˈʃɒt ɪʃ/
a round dance resembling the polka.
the music for this dance.
Origin of schottische
1840-50; < German: Scottish (dance) Unabridged
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  • Miss Austin's dance of the schottische, with double-soled military boots, was excellent.

  • But still, I do sometimes take part in a schottische, count.

    A Russian Proprietor Lyof N. Tolstoi
  • Our pulses beat time to lively polka and schottische while Mr. Watlin tapped on the carpet with his large foot as he played.

    Explorers of the Dawn Mazo de la Roche
  • The band struck up a schottische, and all began to take partners.

    The Coward Henry Morford
  • He came in, warm and anxious, just in time to claim Fannie for their schottische.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • Nothing is more graceful than the reel and schottische of the Highlands.

    Friend Mac Donald Max O'Rell
  • Just at that moment the musicians struck up a schottische, and, on the spur of the moment, he asked the pretty girl to dance.

    The Mask Arthur Hornblow
  • schottische—a dance in two-quarter measure, something like the polka.

  • You waltz and two-step and polka and schottische, don't you?

    The Long Shadow B. M. Bower
  • And then Miss Wood passed him brightly again, and was dancing the schottische almost immediately.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
British Dictionary definitions for schottische


a 19th-century German dance resembling a slow polka
a piece of music composed for or in the manner of this dance
Word Origin
C19: from German der schottische Tanz the Scottish dance
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Word Origin and History for schottische

round dance resembling a polka, 1849, from German Schottische, from schottische (tanz) "Scottish (dance)," from Schotte "a native of Scotland," from Old High German Scotto, from Late Latin Scottus (see Scot). The pronunciation is French.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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