from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Scotswoman.

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  • noun A woman from Scotland.

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  • noun a woman who is a Scot


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  • As I had already destined my old landlady to be my house-keeper and governante, knowing her honesty, good-nature, and, although a Scotchwoman, her cleanliness and excellent temper (saving the short and hasty expressions of anger which Highlanders call a FUFF), I now proposed the plan to her in such a way as was likely to make it most acceptable.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Her Majesty could not help smiling at the awe-struck manner in which the quiet demure figure of the little Scotchwoman advanced towards her, and yet more at the first sound of her broad northern accent.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Scotchwoman: “She supposed all her sisters, and she had half-a-dozen, might have been hanged, without any one sending her a present of a pocket handkerchief.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • While she procured some refreshment, she observed the girl who brought it to her, looked at her several times with fixed and peculiar interest, and at last, to her infinite surprise, inquired if her name was not Deans, and if she was not a Scotchwoman, going to London upon justice business.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • His mother, a Scotchwoman of good birth but evil fortunes, had left him something; and his bride

    Mary Anerley

  • “The English Merchant, or the Scotchwoman,” I have seen much better performed abroad than it was here.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • The good and gentle Scotchwoman stayed alone with the convict leader for two long hours.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • You'll find I have as good an idea of breakfast as a Scotchwoman.


  • WHEN I was a youngster I used to be quite a superstitious sort of person -- I suppose because I had a nurse till I was rather large, who was the sort of Scotchwoman which believes in fairies and red devils and those things.

    The Lake of Devils

  • The aunt is a well-drawn type of old-fashioned Scotchwoman, infinitely more natural and more interesting than the niece.

    Robert Louis Stevenson


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