scotch irish

Scotch-Irish

[skoch-ahy-rish]
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) the descendants of the Lowland Scots who were settled in Ulster in the 17th century.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Scotch-Irish.
3.
of mixed Scottish and Irish descent.
Also, Scots-Irish.


Origin:
1735–45


See Scotch.
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