Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Scotland or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. Scots English.
  • n. The people of Scotland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a person, native to or born in Scotland.
  • adj. Of a thing or concept, of or pertaining to Scotland.
  • proper n. The people of Scotland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Scotland, their country, or their language.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Scotland or its inhabitants; pertaining to the form of English peculiar to Scotland, or to the literature written in it; Scotch: as, Scottish scenery; Scottish traits. See Scotch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
  • n. the dialect of English used in Scotland

Etymologies

Middle English scottisc; see Scots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scot + -ish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All of this, in some combination, may have engendered the term Scottish Rite.

    Shadow of the Sentinel

  • The higher-degree Scottish Rite is believed to have migrated to American shores in the second half of the eighteenth century, most likely from France and the French West Indies colony of Santo Domingo.42 Recall, many Scottish Masons had fled to France during political and social unrest in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, hence the name Scottish Rite, according to some Masonic authorities.

    Shadow of the Sentinel

  • It depends what you describe as Scottish MPs and I expect the same goes for the Welsh, the SNP voted against and I am sure Plaid did as well, as for the other branch membership i very much doubt it.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Ewan McVicar in We’ll Ne’er Forget the People, a pamphlet specially written for the Centre, defines the term Scottish political song as "a loose one, which can encompass protest, political comment, social history, and narrative that supports

    Them and Us

  • But company president Mike Rangel says he prefers kooky brew names, plus the term Scottish describes the style (after all, this is the brewery that's given us the brew handles Shiva,

    Smoky Mountain News

  • I see this in Scottish writing, IMO, and I know Scott Bakker has talked about it in respect to Canadian writing -- a more institutionalised aversion to the abjected "genre".

    What is Literary Fiction?

  • Market Harborough's place in Scottish rock history

    Market Harborough's place in Scottish rock history

  • But according to an intriguing snippet on the Scotsman website, the town played a part in Scottish rock history too:

    Market Harborough's place in Scottish rock history

  • Liberal England: Market Harborough's place in Scottish rock history. comment-link {margin-left:. 6em;}

    Market Harborough's place in Scottish rock history

  • The first minister hoped to use that cash to kick-start the green investment bank and get the EIB to match it with European renewables funding; the £360m would then be used for a massive investment programme in Scottish renewables ports and infrastructure.

    Scotland launches £70m wind energy fund

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