Scottish

[ skot-ish ]
/ ˈskɒt ɪʃ /
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adjective

Also Scots. of or relating to Scotland, its people, or their language.

noun

the people of Scotland.

Origin of Scottish

before 900; Middle English < Late Latin Scott(us) Scot + -ish1; replacing Old English Scyttisc
Related formsScot·tish·ly, adverbScot·tish·ness, nounhalf-Scot·tish, adjective
Can be confusedScot Scotch Scottish (see usage note at Scotch)

Usage note

See Scotch.
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British Dictionary definitions for scottish

Scottish

/ (ˈskɒtɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their Gaelic language, or their English dialect

noun

the Scottish (functioning as plural) the Scots collectively
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Word Origin and History for scottish

Scottish


adj.

late Old English Scottisc; see Scot + -ish. Related: Scottishness.

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