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Of or relating to Scotland or its people, language, or culture.
1. Scots English.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The people of Scotland.
[Middle English scottisc; see Scots.]
Usage Note: Scottish is the full, original form of the adjective. Scots is an old Scottish variant. Scotch is an English contraction of Scottish that came into use in Scotland as well for a time (as in Burns's "O thou, my Muse! guid auld Scotch drink!") but subsequently came to be viewed there as insulting. For this reason, forms involving Scotch are best avoided in reference to people; designations formed with Scots are most common (Scot, Scotsman, or Scotswoman), but those involving the full form Scottish are sometimes found in more formal contexts. Scotch-Irish is a commonly used term for the descendants of Scots who migrated to North America, but lately Scots-Irish has begun to gain currency among those who know that Scotch is considered offensive in Scotland. There is, however, no sure rule, especially when referring to things rather than people, since the history of variation in the use of these words has left many expressions in which the choice is fixed, such as Scotch broth, Scotch whisky, Scottish rite, and Scots Guards.
1. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their Gaelic language, or their English dialect
2. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their Gaelic language, or their English dialect
3. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their Gaelic language, or their English dialect
(Peoples) the Scottish (functioning as plural) the Scots collectively
1. of or pertaining to Scotland or its inhabitants.n.
2. (used with a pl. v.) the inhabitants of Scotland; the Scots.
usage: See Scotch.
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|Noun||1.||Scottish - 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.||Scottish - 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'"|
Scottish[ˈskɒtɪʃ] adj → écossais(e)
a Scottish accent → un accent écossais
the Scottish National Party → le parti national écossaisScottish Office n
the Scottish Office → le ministère des Affaires écossaisesScottish Parliament n
the Scottish Parliament → le Parlement écossaisScottish Secretary n → ministre mf des Affaires écossaises
adj → schottisch
Scottish National Party
n schottische Partei, die sich für die Unabhängigkeit des Landes einsetzt