Scotticism Scot"ti*cism, n. An idiom, or mode of expression, peculiar to Scotland or Scotchmen. [1913 Webster]

That, in short, in which the Scotticism of Scotsmen most intimately consists, is the habit of emphasis. --Masson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Scotticism — /skot euh siz euhm/, n. a word or idiom peculiar to or characteristic of Scots. [1710 20; < ML scottic(us), var. of SCOTICUS SCOTTISH (Scot(us) SCOT + icus IC) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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