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[skots-woo m-uh n] /ˈskɒtsˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural Scotswomen.
a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland; Scot.
Origin of Scotswoman
First recorded in 1810-20; Scots(man) + -woman
Usage note
See Scotch. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Scotswoman
Historical Examples
  • No wonder, therefore, that it could not be solved by the poor simple Scotswoman.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Scotsman recognized Scotswoman, and the bond between them tightened.

    Rung Ho! Talbot Mundy
  • The stern Scotswoman felt something suddenly strike her heart.

  • She had told Mrs. MacFayden her intention, and had enlisted the warm interest of that motherly Scotswoman.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • He lived there with his wife, a charming little Scotswoman, and they both spoke Turkish like natives.

    Under the Red Crescent Charles S. Ryan
  • The Scotswoman, who was brawny and muscular, accepted the compliment; moreover, she and Dick were great friends.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • This passage, according to Mr. Courthope, 'was suggested partly by the fact of a Scotswoman being executed in Russia.'

  • My grandmother was a Scotswoman, and though I have never been in your beautiful land, yet I have known many of your people.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • I told Mr. Yamasaki one day that there was an old Scotswoman who divided good people into "rael Christians and guid moral fowk."

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • It quite startled the old Scotswoman at first, it looked so like a fairy apparition, all in white, with a green coronet.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
British Dictionary definitions for Scotswoman


noun (pl) -women
a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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