[ skots-woom-uhn ]

noun,plural Scots·wom·en.
  1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland; Scot.

Origin of Scotswoman

First recorded in 1810–20; Scots(man) + -woman

confusables note For Scotswoman

See Scotch.

Words Nearby Scotswoman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Scotswoman in a sentence

  • My grandmother was a Scotswoman, and though I have never been in your beautiful land, yet I have known many of your people.

    The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
  • I told Mr. Yamasaki one day that there was an old Scotswoman who divided good people into "rael Christians and guid moral fowk."

    The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
  • It quite startled the old Scotswoman at first, it looked so like a fairy apparition, all in white, with a green coronet.

    Olive | Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Nadine was still in an entrancing dream of freedom, life, and love, and the cunning Scotswoman's plaint was all unheeded.

    A Fascinating Traitor | Richard Henry Savage
  • The ceaseless wagging of a wagtail is a mere habit of cheerfulness, like the twirling of her thumbs by an idle Scotswoman.

    Concerning Animals and Other Matters | E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)

British Dictionary definitions for Scotswoman


/ (ˈskɒtsˌwʊmən) /

nounplural -women
  1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland

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