(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.
- Also Scots-Irish.
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How to use Scotch-Irish in a sentence
You see, the past few years, the Scotch-Irish immigrants have been pouring into the northwestern part of the colony.Rodney, the Ranger | John V. Lane
The remains of Aryan civilization were represented by twenty-three white men from the Scotch-Irish hill counties.The Clansman | Thomas Dixon
The Scotch-Irish and Germans had flocked to the mountain country.
The tide of immigration which set in brought the Scotch-Irish to every colony.
Still other Scotch-Irish settlements were formed later in Maine.