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[skoch-woo m-uh n] /ˈskɒtʃˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural Scotchwomen. Sometimes Offensive.
Origin of Scotchwoman
1810-20; scotch(man) + -woman
Usage note
See Scotch. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • The Scotchwoman has made several attempts to accommodate "young men lodgers," but they have ended in shrill rows.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • Her grandmother, of whom I have just spoken, is a Scotchwoman.

    Aunt Kitty's Tales Maria J. McIntosh
  • Indeed, Lionel was very much in the position of the irate old Scotchwoman whose toes were trodden upon by a man in a crowd.

    Prince Fortunatus William Black
  • A storehouse of old ballads, and a Scotchwoman after Scott's own heart.

  • A Scotchwoman said that the butcher of her town only killed half a beast at a time.

  • It seemed to the Scotchwoman there was but one thing for her to do.

    The Cassowary Stanley Waterloo
  • After a minute the Scotchwoman opened the drawing-room door.

    Lady Rose's Daughter Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The cook is a big Scotchwoman, with very large bones, and a great many of them.

    Portia Duchess
  • "I don't understand him," said the Scotchwoman, shaking her head.

    Lady Rose's Daughter Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • In the direct line he was a Duke, and she was a Scotchwoman.

    Six to Sixteen Juliana Horatia Ewing
British Dictionary definitions for Scotchwoman


noun (pl) -women
(regarded as bad usage by the Scots) another word for Scotswoman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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