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[skoch-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural Scotch·wom·en. Sometimes Offensive.
  1. Scotswoman.
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Origin of Scotchwoman

1810–20; scotch(man) + -woman

Usage note

See Scotch.
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Examples from the Web for scotchwoman

Historical Examples of scotchwoman

  • Nothing short of a Scotchwoman could have lived through her attack.

    Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)

    Edmund Downey

  • Her grandmother, of whom I have just spoken, is a Scotchwoman.

    Aunt Kitty's Tales

    Maria J. McIntosh

  • A Scotchwoman said that the butcher of her town only killed half a beast at a time.

  • A storehouse of old ballads, and a Scotchwoman after Scott's own heart.

  • Mrs. Mitchell, of Carolside, was a Scotchwoman of an Aberdeen family.

    Records of Later Life

    Frances Ann Kemble

British Dictionary definitions for scotchwoman


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