Associations to the word «Scots»

Wiktionary

SCOTS, proper noun. A Germanic language closely related to English and descended from northern dialects of Middle English, spoken in parts of Scotland, now especially in the central, northeastern and southern regions of the country.
SCOTS, noun. Plural of Scot
SCOTS, adjective. Scottish
SCOTS, noun. Plural of scot
SCOTS GAELIC, proper noun. The Gaelic language spoken in Scotland.
SCOTS PINE, noun. Pinus sylvestris, an evergreen of wide distribution in Eurasia in northern or mountainous areas.

Dictionary definition

SCOTS, noun. The dialect of English used in Scotland.
SCOTS, adjective. 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'".

Wise words

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