American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Money assessed or paid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a Gaelic tribe, which came from the northern part of Hibernia, and settled in the northwestern part of Britannia (Scotland) about the sixth century.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Scotland, a country lying north of England, and forming part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- n. A payment; contribution; fine; mulct; reckoning; shot.
- n. Specifically.
- n. In old law, a portion of money assessed or paid; a customary tax or contribution laid on subjects according to their ability; also, a tax or custom paid for the use of a sheriff or bailiff.
- To pay scot.
- An abbreviation of Scotland, Scotch, or Scottish.
- n. UK, historical A local tax, paid originally to the lord or ruler and later to a sheriff.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A name for a horse.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scotsman, or Scotchman.
- n. A portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a fine; a shot.
- n. a native or inhabitant of Scotland
- From Old Norse skot, later influenced by Old French escot (Modern écot), itself of Germanic origin. Compare shot. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, tax, partly from Old Norse skot and partly from Old French escot, of Germanic origin; see skeud- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sen. Dole would be much better off spending his energies calling the "miserable creatures" that are the current Republican leadership on the carpet for the disservice that have done this country – the one they all swore they would unswervingly serve. scot is for Obama now”
“| Reply scot is definitely useless as a spelling bee”
“How about the story Rahm Emmanuel, architect and Clintonite of the last election, knew of the Foley memos but got away 'scot' free when he said he hadn't read them?”
“It's not clear to me from this book whether cook and the variant scot, meaning place, and keag, auk, and the variants sett and ic, also meaning place, are different words or the same word in different dialects.”
“That is not a reason to let me off scot free literally, since "scot" was a Scandinavian word for "tax".”
“In vast rolling tundra of a document the great man has discovered ‘90 references to Scotland and Scottish (excluding the footnotes) in around 3,600 words - let's say one 'scot' per 40 words.”
““You'd wear the red marks on your neck quite proudly in your humble coffin, while folks glare at me, and curse to themselves that I got off go scot free.””
“I have been robbed at gunpoint only to watch the assailants walk away scot-free.”
“Just because he apologized doesn't mean he should get away scot free. jim”
“He should'nt just be able to walk away from it scot free ... old white lady”
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