Origin of Scottie

First recorded in 1905–10; Scot + -ie


noun, plural Scot·ties.
  1. (often lowercase) Informal. a Scot; Scotsman or Scotswoman.
  2. Scottish terrier.
  3. a male given name, form of Scott.
  4. a female given name.

Origin of Scotty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for scotties

Historical Examples of scotties

  • There is quite a large clan of Scotties among American beggars.


    W. H. (William Henry) Davies

  • They were Scotties, and they made a magnificent sight in their brightly colored kilts and bare knees.

British Dictionary definitions for scotties



noun plural -ties
  1. See Scottish terrier
  2. informal a Scotsman
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Word Origin and History for scotties


type of dog, 1907, short for Scotch terrier (1810).

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