Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The people of Scotland who settled in Ulster or their descendants, especially those who emigrated to North America.

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Examples

  • On both sides of his family tree, his forebears were descended from so-called Scots-Irish immigrants lowland Scots and northern English who had displaced the Celtic Irish in Northern Ireland who began coming to North America in the late 1700s.

    Raymond Carver

  • My impression, from what I have read on syntactic idiosyncrasies in Pittsburgh English, is that the source may be from the specific sort of English speakers who settled there, especially the Scots-Irish.

    Poetry in Pittsburghese « Motivated Grammar

  • His role in the Irish peace process, his evident pride in his Scots-Irish heritage and his frequent visits to the country that gave him one of his most enduring foreign policy successes, have all combined to make him Ireland's favorite leader -- including its own current crop of politicians.

    Niall O'Dowd: Bill Clinton's Battle Cry to Irish, Get Up and Get Going Is Heeded

  • The English so-called, though many were Irish, Scots, Scots-Irish, Dutch, French Huguenots, Germans, Swedes, and others were divided among thirteen often quarreling colonial governments.

    George Washington’s First War

  • His role in the Irish peace process, his evident pride in his Scots-Irish heritage and his frequent visits to the country that gave him one of his most enduring foreign policy successes, have all combined to make him Ireland's favorite leader -- including its own current crop of politicians.

    Niall O'Dowd: Bill Clinton's Battle Cry to Irish, Get Up and Get Going Is Heeded

  • I believe in David Hackett Fischer's "Albion's Seed" it is discussed how the Puritans, Quakers, Cavaliers and Scots-Irish all had different conceptions of freedom that helped shape that which we have today.

    300 and Freedom, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He extols the virtue of Scots-Irish independance, then votes for a HC bill that mandates the behavior of every individual and corporation in the country.

    How the worm has turned in Virginia. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • His role in the Irish peace process, his evident pride in his Scots-Irish heritage and his frequent visits to the country that gave him one of his most enduring foreign policy successes, have all combined to make him Ireland's favorite leader -- including its own current crop of politicians.

    Niall O'Dowd: Bill Clinton's Battle Cry to Irish, Get Up and Get Going Is Heeded

  • The historic Siege of LondonDerry was horrible for the besieged. 15 years, the leaders of Scotland sold out their Independance, and the great Ulster Scot migration commenced. 70 years later, in America, when the English were puling the same tricks, removing Govenors, Disbanding legislatures, imposing taxes without the consent of the people or represention in Parliament, The Scots-Irish were ready to fight.

    :brightly: Hi! Are you a Democrat in a Republican seat? | RedState

  • His role in the Irish peace process, his evident pride in his Scots-Irish heritage and his frequent visits to the country that gave him one of his most enduring foreign policy successes, have all combined to make him Ireland's favorite leader -- including its own current crop of politicians.

    Niall O'Dowd: Bill Clinton's Battle Cry to Irish, Get Up and Get Going Is Heeded

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