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

  • noun A man who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland.
  • noun A man of Scottish ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A native of Scotland; a Scot. Also Scotchman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See Scotchman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A man from Scotland; a Scot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Scotland


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Scots +‎ -man


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Scotsman.


  • Nevertheless, Brown's visit to Basra yesterday puts him firmly in the "pro-war" camp, while the Scotsman is also telling us that, as prime minister, the chancellor will maintain his opposition to the euro.

    A different perspective

  • But now the dishy Scotsman is taking on an even more daunting task by shooting a pilot, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, for (dun dun dunnnn) NBC.

    David Tennant gets a pilot: If anyone can save NBC, it's The Doctor, right? |

  • To take a dislike to a fellow Scotsman is really quite sad but please don't judge us all by his annoying blitherings.

    Mark Millar Talks Kick-Ass 2 | /Film

  • Although my image of the drunken Scotsman is less Willie and more the scary idiots who would shout abuse at me in Glasgow as soon as they heard my accent!

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09

  • An article about the bust in The Scotsman is punctuated with some stats on other massive drug finds of late:

    Boing Boing

  • The Scotsman is reporting that PANICKING Labour ministers are considering a 'suicide election' to give the party a fresh start under a new leader, following their humiliating defeat at the hands of the SNP in the Glasgow East by-election.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • And regardless of whether you want to class this as a story or not, the fact that the issue was showcased on the front page of the Scotsman is evidence enough that the SNP have dropped the ball on this one.

    The ticking timebomb runs out of time...

  • Your boss has to offer to meet the manager in question to try and placate him, much to the disgust of a dour Scotsman from the Manchester area.

    The Direct approach

  • In a time when, for transparently opportunistic reasons, the Lying Scotsman is pretending to care about the Union, it is instructive to see how the Socialist Worker Party feels about the idea of national culture.

    Chaucer Versus Socialism

  • For Stephen Holden, The Flying Scotsman is "a conventional underdog sports movie that should have been much more gripping."

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 5/10.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.