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Scotty

[skot-ee] /ˈskɒt i/
noun, plural Scotties.
1.
(often lowercase) Informal. a Scot; Scotsman or Scotswoman.
3.
a male given name, form of Scott.
4.
a female given name.
Origin of Scotty
Scot + -y2

Reston

[res-tuh n] /ˈrɛs tən/
noun
1.
James (Barrett) ("Scotty") 1909–1995, U.S. journalist, born in Scotland.

Bowman

[boh-muh n] /ˈboʊ mən/
noun
1.
William Scott ("Scotty") born 1933, Canadian hockey coach.
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  • Scotty claims he left it where he found it, for evidence,” Tom said gloomily.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • Scotty 61 made the rounds to-day––talked to the whole bunch.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • Footnote 9: Since my return I have heard from "Scotty," as we used to call him.

    A Yeoman's Letters

    P. T. Ross
  • It takes more than one bullet to kill a tough bird like Scotty.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • "She'll be goin' to England to marry an English officer," said Scotty.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
British Dictionary definitions for Scotty

bowman1

/ˈbəʊmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
an archer

bowman2

/ˈbaʊmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(nautical) an oarsman at the bow of a boat Also called bow oar
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Scotty in Medicine

Bowman Bow·man (bō'mən), Sir William. 1816-1892.

British histologist, ophthalmologist, and surgeon who is noted for his studies of the eye, the kidney, and striated muscle.

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