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Scotticism

[ skot-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈskɒt əˌsɪz əm /
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noun
a word or idiom peculiar to or characteristic of Scots.
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Origin of Scotticism

1710–20; <Medieval Latin scottic(us), variant of scōticusScottish (Scōt(us) Scot + -icus-ic) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for Scotticism

Scotticism
/ (ˈskɒtɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun
a Scottish idiom, word, etc
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