scot

[ skot ]
/ skɒt /

noun History/Historical.

a payment or charge.
one's share of a payment or charge.
an assessment or tax.

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Origin of scot

1200–50; Middle English < Old Norse skattr tax, treasure; cognate with Old English gescot payment

Definition for scot (2 of 4)

Scot

abbreviation

Definition for scot (3 of 4)

Scot
[ skot ]
/ skɒt /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Scotland.
one of an ancient Gaelic people who came from northern Ireland about the 6th century a.d. and settled in the northwestern part of Great Britain, and after whom Scotland was named.

Origin of Scot

before 900; Middle English; Old English Scottas (plural) < Late Latin Scottī the Irish

usage note for Scot

See Scotch.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Scot

Scot Scotch Scottish (see usage note at Scotch)

Definition for scot (4 of 4)

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British Dictionary definitions for scot (1 of 2)

Scot
/ (skɒt) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Scotland
a member of a tribe of Celtic raiders from the north of Ireland who carried out periodic attacks against the British mainland coast from the 3rd century ad, eventually settling in N Britain during the 5th and 6th centuries

British Dictionary definitions for scot (2 of 2)

Scot.

abbreviation for

Scotch (whisky)
Scotland
Scottish
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Idioms and Phrases with scot

scot

see get off (scot-free).

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