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[skoch-ahy-rish] /ˈskɒtʃˈaɪ rɪʃ/
(used with a plural verb) the descendants of the Lowland Scots who were settled in Ulster in the 17th century.
of or relating to the Scotch-Irish.
of mixed Scottish and Irish descent.
Also, Scots-Irish.
Origin of Scotch-Irish
First recorded in 1735-45
Usage note
See Scotch. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • There the Scotch-Irish borderers who lived in the western counties were bent on having their way.

    George Washington, Vol. II Henry Cabot Lodge
  • But it was in Pennsylvania that the center of Scotch-Irish power lay.

    The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner
  • She inquired my name, and I repeated the plain, homely Scotch-Irish cognomen that had been handed down to me by my forefathers.

    The Long Day Dorothy Richardson
  • Like their Scotch-Irish brothers in Pennsylvania, they had determined to find a remedy.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • Another important element that went to make up the Pennsylvania population consisted of the Scotch-Irish.

    The Quaker Colonies Sydney G. Fisher
  • He was of Scotch-Irish descent, and had received a thorough education when young.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • At that period all the principal merchants were Scotch and Scotch-Irish.

  • The rugged, liberty-loving Scotch-Irish were a later acquisition.

    The Colonies 1492-1750 Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • The mountain whites are the descendants of the Scotch-Irish.

  • By the year 1776 there were more than 500,000 of the Scotch-Irish in this country.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick Herbert Newton Casson

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