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[skoch-muh n] /ˈskɒtʃ mən/
noun, plural Scotchmen.
Sometimes Offensive. Scotsman.
(lowercase) lingcod.
Origin of Scotchman
First recorded in 1560-70; Scotch + -man
Usage note
See Scotch. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I did pretty well with the Scotchman, who has a heart, though it's stowed away in oatmeal, but this is home.

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper
  • But she was already engaged to the golden Scotchman, and that was why he had kissed her.

    Diversions in Sicily H. Festing Jones
  • But the Scotchman's conscience plagues him; he must needs be truthful.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • He dreamed dreams and wove adventures about this mysterious Scotchman.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • With no little pride the Scotchman led the newcomers over the pasture, pointing out the finest blooded creatures in the flock.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • You see we all thought so much of the old Scotchman that he was Old Angus to everybody.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • And for another we are going to hope that a real court will not be so obstinately suspicious as this Scotchman.

    Stranded in Arcady Francis Lynde
  • If they placed any dependence on the young Scotchman they would some time regret it.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • I tried it, and not being a Scotchman, found it horrible, and fell back upon the patient ass.

  • Donald asked, seeming to fear that the term was a slight to his friend the Scotchman.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
British Dictionary definitions for Scotchman


noun (pl) -men
(regarded as bad usage by the Scots) another word for Scotsman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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