Scottish

[skot-ish]
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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

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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