Scottish

[ skot-ish ]
/ ˈskɒt ɪʃ /

adjective

Also Scots. of or relating to Scotland, its people, or their language.

noun

the people of Scotland.

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Origin of Scottish

before 900; Middle English < Late Latin Scott(us) Scot + -ish1; replacing Old English Scyttisc

usage note for Scottish

See Scotch.

OTHER WORDS FROM Scottish

Scot·tish·ly, adverbScot·tish·ness, nounhalf-Scot·tish, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Scottish

Scot Scotch Scottish (see usage note at Scotch)
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British Dictionary definitions for half-scottish

Scottish
/ (ˈskɒtɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their Gaelic language, or their English dialect

noun

the Scottish (functioning as plural) the Scots collectively
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