- a payment or charge.
- one's share of a payment or charge.
- an assessment or tax.
Origin of scot
- a native or inhabitant of Scotland.
- one of an ancient Gaelic people who came from northern Ireland about the 6th century a.d. and settled in the northwestern part of Great Britain, and after whom Scotland was named.
Origin of Scot
Examples from the Web for scot
This allows news reporters to translate whatever is said by a Scot being interviewed into whatever will make the most news.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster
P. J. O’Rourke
September 13, 2014
David Tennant, the Doctor before Smith, was another Scot but he adopted an English accent for the role.Doctor Who’s ‘Deep Breath’: The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up
August 8, 2014
And then when they do, because of you, they get off scot free!Georgia Legislators Think Felons Should Be Able To Shoot You
March 14, 2014
The 25-year-old Scot is the best player in tennis right now.Tennis Phenom Andy Murray’s Personality Problem
January 27, 2013
Then it found him: an obsessive, cobalt-blue-eyed Scot by the name of Alex Ferguson.A Manchester United Fan Defends His Faith
May 26, 2011
Alexander Setonius, a Scot, was first of the moderns to achieve it.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Let him consider it a lucky escape, if, when we next meet, he gets off scot free!Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
The ungainly little Scot did not leave the Wythburn district.
"May ye hang him up for it, Bailiff Scroope," replied the Scot.
The Scot dropped the bridle at last; dropped it to pluck forth the weapon.Mistress Wilding
- a native or inhabitant of Scotland
- a member of a tribe of Celtic raiders from the north of Ireland who carried out periodic attacks against the British mainland coast from the 3rd century ad, eventually settling in N Britain during the 5th and 6th centuries
- Scotch (whisky)
Word Origin and History for scot
Old English Scottas (plural) "inhabitants of Ireland, Irishmen," from Late Latin Scotti (c.400), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Celtic (but answering to no known tribal name; Irish Scots appears to be a Latin borrowing). The name followed the Irish tribe which invaded Scotland 6c. C.E. after the Romans withdrew from Britain, and after the time of Alfred the Great the Old English word described only the Irish who had settled in the northwest of Britain.
Idioms and Phrases with scot
see get off (scot-free).