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[skots-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural Scots·wom·en.
  1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland; Scot.
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Origin of Scotswoman

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

Usage note

See Scotch.
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Historical Examples of scotswoman

  • No wonder, therefore, that it could not be solved by the poor simple Scotswoman.


    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • Scotsman recognized Scotswoman, and the bond between them tightened.

    Rung Ho!

    Talbot Mundy

  • The stern Scotswoman felt something suddenly strike her heart.

  • She had told Mrs. MacFayden her intention, and had enlisted the warm interest of that motherly Scotswoman.

    Under the Country Sky

    Grace S. Richmond

  • He lived there with his wife, a charming little Scotswoman, and they both spoke Turkish like natives.

    Under the Red Crescent

    Charles S. Ryan

British Dictionary definitions for scotswoman


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