scot

scot

[skot]

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English < Old Norse skattr tax, treasure; cognate with Old English gescot payment

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Scot

[skot]
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Scotland.
2.
one of an ancient gaelic people who came from northern Ireland about the 6th century a.d. and settled in the northwestern part of Great Britain, and after whom Scotland was named.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English Scottas (plural) < Late Latin Scottī the Irish


See Scotch.

Scot

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Scot (skɒt)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Scotland
2.  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

Scot.
 
abbreviation for
1.  Scotch (whisky)
2.  Scotland
3.  Scottish

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Scot
O.E. Scottas (pl.) "inhabitants of Ireland, Irishmen," from L.L. Scotti (c.400), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Celtic (but answering to no known tribal name; Ir. Scots appears to be a L. borrowing). The name followed the Irish tribe which invaded Scotland after the Romans withdrew from Britain in
423 C.E., and after the time of Alfred the Great the O.E. word described Irish who had settled in the northwest of Britain.
"Scot, with its variants Scotch, Scottish, etc., may have been an Irish term of scorn (Scuit, pronounced shite); its ulterior origin is unknown." [Shipley]
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Scot.
  1. Scotch

  2. Scotland

  3. Scottish

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Idioms & Phrases

scot

see get off (scot-free).

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