[ skoch-woom-uhn ]

noun,plural Scotch·wom·en.Sometimes Offensive.

Origin of Scotchwoman

1810–20; Scotch(man) + -woman

confusables note For Scotchwoman

See Scotch.

Words Nearby Scotchwoman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Scotchwoman in a sentence

  • The aunt is a well-drawn type of old-fashioned Scotchwoman, infinitely more natural and more interesting than the niece.

    Robert Louis Stevenson | Margaret Moyes Black
  • It seemed to the Scotchwoman there was but one thing for her to do.

    The Cassowary | Stanley Waterloo
  • Gladys asked kindly, and the surprise deepened on the Scotchwoman's face.

    The Guinea Stamp | Annie S. Swan
  • His proceedings did not escape the quick eye and ready tongue of an old Scotchwoman.

    Scotch Wit and Humor | W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • The present missionary is Mr. Burrowes, and his wife, the latter a genuine Scotchwoman of the better sort.

    Cities of the Dawn | J. Ewing Ritchie

British Dictionary definitions for Scotchwoman


/ (ˈskɒtʃˌwʊmən) /

nounplural -women
  1. (regarded as bad usage by the Scots) another word for Scotswoman

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