from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Scotland.
- n. A member of the ancient Gaelic tribe that migrated to the northern part of Britain from Ireland in about the sixth century A.D. See Usage Note at Scottish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A person born in or native to Scotland.
- proper n. A male given name, a rare spelling variant of Scott.
From Middle English Scottes, Scotsmen, from Old English Scottas, Scotsmen, Irishmen, from Late Latin Scottī, Irishmen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English Scottas ("people from Ireland, Irishmen"), from Late Latin Scotti. (Wiktionary)