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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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Examples from the Web for schottische
Historical Examples
  • But still, I do sometimes take part in a schottische, count.

    A Russian Proprietor Lyof N. Tolstoi
  • The band struck up a schottische, and all began to take partners.

    The Coward

    Henry Morford
  • Nothing is more graceful than the reel and schottische of the Highlands.

    Friend Mac Donald Max O'Rell
  • He came in, warm and anxious, just in time to claim Fannie for their schottische.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • 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
  • The dance was a schottische, and in a moment her yellow braids were fairly standing on end.

  • The schottische, a kind of modified polka, was “created” by Markowski, who was the proprietor of a famous dancing academy in 1850.

  • One still danced the polka in those days, and the schottische and the dear old lancers, though the waltz was already the favorite.

    Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall
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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