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Related to Scots: Scots language, Scots Irish
Scottish. See Usage Note at Scottish.
The language traditionally spoken by people living in the Lowlands of Scotland. Scots is sometimes classified as a variety of English and sometimes as a separate language.
[Middle English scottis, variant of scottisc, Scottish, from Scotte, sing. of Scottes, Scotsmen; see Scot.]
1. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their English dialects, or their Gaelic language
2. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their English dialects, or their Gaelic language
3. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their English dialects, or their Gaelic language
(Languages) any of the English dialects spoken or written in Scotland. See also Lallans
1. any of the dialects of English spoken historically in the Lowlands of Scotland: influenced increasingly by the English of S England since the late 16th century.adj.
[1325–75; syncopated form of Scottis]
usage: See Scotch.
A Celtic people from northern Ireland colonizing Argyll in the 5th century and giving their name to Scotland.
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|Noun||1.||Scots - the dialect of English used in Scotland|
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
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
|Adj.||1.||Scots - of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language; "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'"|