- A characteristically Scottish phrase, word, or idiom.More example sentences
- It is much more disappointing to see a Scot willingly ditching it, almost in the manner of those who, post-1707, were desperate to rid their speech of Scotticisms.
- A London agent told her years ago that, if she dropped the parochial Morningside background and the pan-loaf Scotticisms, her sales would double.
- A new mug on her desk at the Smithsonian is part of a range now on sale in Scotland featuring Scotticisms such as ‘scunner’.
early 18th century: from late Latin Scot(t)icus + -ism.
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