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a. A native or inhabitant of Scotland.
b. A person of Scottish ancestry.
2. A member of the ancient Gaelic tribe that migrated to the northern part of Britain from Ireland in about the sixth century ad. See Usage Note at Scottish.
[From Middle English Scottes, Scotsmen, from Old English Scottas, Scotsmen, Irishmen, from Late Latin Scottī, Irishmen.]
Money assessed or paid.
1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Scotland
2. (Historical Terms) a member of a tribe of Celtic raiders from the north of Ireland who carried out periodic attacks against the British mainland coast from the 3rd century ad, eventually settling in N Britain during the 5th and 6th centuries
3. (Peoples) a member of a tribe of Celtic raiders from the north of Ireland who carried out periodic attacks against the British mainland coast from the 3rd century ad, eventually settling in N Britain during the 5th and 6th centuries
an assessment or tax.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old Norse skattr tax, treasure; c. Old English gescot payment]
1. a native or inhabitant of Scotland.
2. a member of a group of Irish raiders who shortly before a.d. 500 established a kingdom in the territory of modern Argyll, introducing Gaelic speech and Irish Christianity to the area that became Scotland.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English Scottas (pl.) < Late Latin Scottī]
usage: See Scotch.
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Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Glaswegian - an inhabitant of Glasgow