(used with a plural verb) the descendants of the Lowland Scots who were settled in Ulster in the 17th century.


of or relating to the Scotch-Irish.
of mixed Scottish and Irish descent.

Origin of Scotch-Irish

First recorded in 1735–45

Usage note

See Scotch. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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