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A Scotsman. See Usage Note at Scottish.


n, pl -men
(Peoples) (regarded as bad usage by the Scots) another word for Scotsman


(ˈskɒtʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
Sometimes Offensive. Scotsman.
usage: See Scotch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scotchman - a native or inhabitant of ScotlandScotchman - a native or inhabitant of Scotland  
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
Scotchwoman, Scotswoman - a woman who is a Scot
Glaswegian - an inhabitant of Glasgow
Highland Scot, Scottish Highlander, Highlander - a native of the Highlands of Scotland
Lowland Scot, Lowlander, Scottish Lowlander - a native of the Lowlands of Scotland
References in classic literature ?
And, in fact, it was that unfortunate Scotchman, Parry's brother, you know, on whom Groslow amused himself by trying his strength.
Dick Kennedy was a Scotchman, in the full acceptation of the word--open, resolute, and headstrong.
For this reason the affection and respect of the Scotchman for his amateur colleague were profound, and he showed them by the frankness with which he consulted Holmes in every difficulty.
It is said that there are three kinds of Irish--Catholic, Protestant, and North-of-Ireland--and that the North-of-Ireland Irishman is a transplanted Scotchman.
Flambeau was plainly in a mood to break down the door with his big shoulders; but the Scotchman, with more reason, if less intuition, fumbled about on the frame of the door till he found the invisible button; and the door swung slowly open.
He was a whiskey-guzzling Scotchman, and he downed his whiskey neat, beginning with his first tot punctually at six in the morning, and thereafter repeating it at regular intervals throughout the day till bedtime, which was usually midnight.
I am not clever enough to be able to account for this anomaly in the national character; I can only notice it by way of necessary preparation for the appearance in my little narrative of a personage not frequently seen in writing--a cheerful Scotchman.
Certain turns of expression, and one or two mistakes in spelling, pointed to this insolent letter as being, in all probability, the production of a Scotchman, in the lower ranks of life.
Lastly, in the billiard-room, they had a great and lengthy pool, while I sat aloof and chafed more than ever in the company of a very serious Scotchman, who had arrived since dinner, and who would talk of nothing but the recent improvements in instantaneous photography.
The veteran Scotchman just named held the first, with a regiment of regulars and a few provincials; a force really by far too small to make head against the formidable power that Montcalm was leading to the foot of his earthen mounds.
I might glorify my bill of fare until I was tired; but after all, the Scotchman would shake his head and say, "Where's your haggis?
Excuse him, monsieur, he is a Scotchman, -- he could not retain it.