Scotch-Irish

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Scotch-I·rish

(skŏch′ī′rĭsh)
n.
1. See Scots-Irish. See Usage Note at Scottish.

Scotch′-I′rish adj.

Scotch′-I′rish

or Scots-Irish



n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) the descendants of the Lowland Scots who were settled in Ulster in the 17th century.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Scotch-Irish.
[1735–45]
usage: See Scotch.
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