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[skoch-muh n]
noun, plural Scotch·men.
  1. Sometimes Offensive. Scotsman.
  2. (lowercase) lingcod.
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Origin of Scotchman

First recorded in 1560–70; Scotch + -man

Usage note

See Scotch.
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Examples from the Web for scotchman

Historical Examples

  • Among my English associates, as I call them, was a young Scotchman, of about five-and-twenty.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • But I'll say no more till this Scotchman has done with his fiddle and his musics.

  • That individual, I found out, was a Scotchman of the name of Macpherson.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • It is demonstrable, however, that the Scotchman could not have been the imitator.

  • A Scotchman who put up at an inn, was asked in the morning how he slept.

British Dictionary definitions for scotchman


noun plural -men
  1. (regarded as bad usage by the Scots) another word for Scotsman
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