Definition of Scots in English:


Syllabification: Scots
Pronunciation: /skäts


  • another term for Scottish. a Scots accent
    [northern variant, originally as Scottis]
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    • Last week's debate on the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into Scots law may turn out to be a kind of constitutional landmark.
    • The only slight cloud on the horizon for retailers is emerging evidence that Scots consumers have delayed their Christmas gift-buying.
    • The first minister began a four-day visit to the Olympic games in Athens yesterday to cheer on Scots athletes.


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  • The form of English used in Scotland.
    More example sentences
    • In some of his songs, most notably in ‘The Cotter's Saturday Night ’, English and Scots are both used.
    • Displaying a hitherto hidden facility for languages, he welcomes delegates in three - English, Gaelic and Scots.
    • There are rich poetry and prose traditions in Gaelic, Scots, and Scots-inflected English.


On the use of Scots, Scot, Scottish, and Scotch, see Scottish (usage).

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