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Scottish

[skot-ish] /ˈskɒt ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
Also, Scots. of or relating to Scotland, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
the people of Scotland.
3.
Scots (def 1).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English < Late Latin Scott(us) Scot + -ish1; replacing Old English Scyttisc
Related forms
Scottishly, adverb
Scottishness, noun
half-Scottish, adjective
Can be confused
Scot, Scotch, Scottish (see usage note at Scotch)
Usage note
See Scotch.
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British Dictionary definitions for halfscottish

Scottish

/ˈskɒtɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, its people, their Gaelic language, or their English dialect
noun
2.
(functioning as pl) the Scottish, the Scots collectively
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Word Origin and History for halfscottish

Scottish

adj.

late Old English Scottisc; see Scot + -ish. Related: Scottishness.

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