Origin of Scots
- a payment or charge.
- one's share of a payment or charge.
- an assessment or tax.
Origin of scot
- a native or inhabitant of Scotland.
- one of an ancient Gaelic people who came from northern Ireland about the 6th century a.d. and settled in the northwestern part of Great Britain, and after whom Scotland was named.
Origin of Scot
Examples from the Web for scots
Contemporary Examples of scots
Japanese distillers often use a combination of different types of stills and different casks, whereas the Scots cannot.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise
November 16, 2014
After the postwar disintegration of the British Empire, Scots curiously disassociated themselves with the period altogether.
And far from being secondary partners, Scots featured disproportionately in overseas imperial exploitation.
Outnumbered five to one in Britain, Scots made up 60 percent of the merchants in Bengal, Calcutta and Madras.
“Scots better people than to be dependants of London,” he wrote last week.Freeeeedom! Hollywood Fights for Scottish Independence
September 15, 2014
Historical Examples of scots
"I have heard that the Scots are good men of war," said Hordle John.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Scots are proud of their nobility, alliance to the crown, and logical subtleties.The Praise of Folly
To the Scots mind it is a perplexity how prayer and reading should ever seem one.Heather and Snow
This salient was occupied by the Scots and the Coldstream Guards.
And he runs more risk of shooting than an English or Scots steward.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their English dialects, or their Gaelic language
- any of the English dialects spoken or written in ScotlandSee also Lallans
- a native or inhabitant of Scotland
- a member of a tribe of Celtic raiders from the north of Ireland who carried out periodic attacks against the British mainland coast from the 3rd century ad, eventually settling in N Britain during the 5th and 6th centuries
Word Origin and History for scots
see Scotch (adj.).
Old English Scottas (plural) "inhabitants of Ireland, Irishmen," from Late Latin Scotti (c.400), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Celtic (but answering to no known tribal name; Irish Scots appears to be a Latin borrowing). The name followed the Irish tribe which invaded Scotland 6c. C.E. after the Romans withdrew from Britain, and after the time of Alfred the Great the Old English word described only the Irish who had settled in the northwest of Britain.
Idioms and Phrases with scots
see get off (scot-free).