Scot Definition

skŏt
noun
Money assessed or paid; tax; levy.
Webster's New World
A native or inhabitant of Scotland.
American Heritage
A member of a Gaelic people of N Ireland that migrated to Scotland in the 5th cent. a.d.
Webster's New World
A person born or living in Scotland.
Webster's New World

(UK, historical) A local tax, paid originally to the lord or ruler and later to a sheriff.

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pronoun

A person born in or native to Scotland.

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A male given name, a rare spelling variant of Scott.

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abbreviation
Scotch.
Webster's New World
Scotland.
Webster's New World
Scottish.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Scot

Noun

Singular:
scot
Plural:
Scots

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Scot

Origin of Scot

  • Middle English tax partly from Old Norse skot and partly from Old French escot of Germanic origin skeud- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English Scottes Scotsmen from Old English Scottas Scotsmen, Irishmen from Late Latin Scottī Irishmen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse skot, later influenced by Old French escot (Modern écot), itself of Germanic origin. Compare shot.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English Scottas (“people from Ireland, Irishmen"), from Late Latin Scotti.

    From Wiktionary

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