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Scot \Scot\, n. [Cf. L. Skoti, pl., AS. Scotta, pl. Skottas, Sceottas.] A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scotsman, or Scotchman.


Scot \Scot\, n. A name for a horse. [Obs.]


Scot \Scot\, n. [Icel. skot; or OF. escot, F. ['e]cot, LL. scottum, scotum, from a kindred German word; akin to AS. scot, and E. shot, shoot; cf. AS. sce['o]tan to shoot, to contribute. See Shoot, and cf. Shot.] A portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a fine; a shot.

Scot and lot, formerly, a parish assessment laid on subjects according to their ability. [Eng.]
--Cowell. Now, a phrase for obligations of every kind regarded collectivelly.

Experienced men of the world know very well that it is best to pay scot and lot as they go along.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English Scottas (plural) "inhabitants of Ireland, Irishmen," from Late Latin Scotti (c.400), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Celtic (but answering to no known tribal name; Irish Scots appears to be a Latin borrowing). The name followed the Irish tribe which invaded Scotland 6c. C.E. after the Romans withdrew from Britain, and after the time of Alfred the Great the Old English word described only the Irish who had settled in the northwest of Britain.


n. (context UK historical English) A local tax, paid originally to the lord or ruler and later to a sheriff.

Scot (disambiguation)

A Scot is a member of an ethnic group indigenous to Scotland, derived from the Latin name of Irish raiders, the Scoti.

Scot may also refer to:

  • Scot (given name)
  • Scot (surname)
Scot (given name)

Scot is a masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Scot Brantley (born 1958), American football linebacker
  • Scot Breithaupt (born 1957), American cyclist
  • Scot Coogan (born 1971), American rock drummer
  • Scot D. Ryersson (born 1960), American writer
  • Scot Dapp (born 1952), American football coach
  • Scot Davis (21st century), American wrestler
  • Scot Eaton (21st century), American comic book artist
  • Scot Gemmill (born 1971), Scottish professional football player
  • Scot Halpin (1954–2008), American drummer
  • Scot Hollonbeck (21st century), American wheelchair racer
  • Scot Kelsh (born 1962), American politician
  • Scot Kleinendorst (born 1960), American ice hockey defenseman
  • Scot McCloughan (21st century), American football executive
  • Scot McKnight (21st century), American theologian
  • Scot Mendelson (born 1969), American powerlifter
  • Scot Palmer (21st century), Australian sports journalist
  • Scot Pollard (born 1975), American professional basketball player
  • Scot Rubin (21st century), American television talk show host
  • Scot Schmidt (born 1961), American alpine skier
  • Scot Shields (born 1975), American baseball player
  • Scot Sloan, a Doonesbury character
  • Scot Symon (1911–1985), Scottish football player
  • Scot Thompson (born 1981), American soccer player
  • Scot Walters (21st century), American racecar driver
  • Scot Williams (born 1972), English actor
  • Wayne Scot Lukas (21st century), American fashion consultant
Scot (surname)

Scot is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Daniel Scot (21st century), co-director of Ibrahim Ministries International
  • Lewis Scot (17th century), English pirate
  • Michael Scot (c. 1175 – 1232), Scottish astrologer
  • Reginald Scot (c. 1538 – 1599), English author
  • Robert Scot (1744–1823), American artist
  • Thomas Scot (died 1660), English Member of Parliament
  • William Scot (13th century), Roman Catholic priest

Usage examples of "scot".

It may be added that, as being himself a blunt and downright Englishman, unaccustomed to conceal the slightest movement either of love or of dislike, he accounted the fair-spoken courtesy which the Scots had learned, either from imitation of their frequent allies, the French, or which might have arisen from their own proud and reserved character, as a false and astucious mark of the most dangerous designs against their neighbours, over whom he believed, with genuine English confidence, they could, by fair manhood, never obtain any advantage.

The bedraggled captive struggled painfully to his feet, staggering, and set off back along the shore, followed by the dog and the two naked Scots.

It is a tangle of dwarf birches, bracken and blaeberry, with ancient Scots firs on the summit, and from its winding walks there is a prospect of the high peaks of the forest rising black and jagged above the purple ridges.

The Scots, he had heard, had passed Macclesfield the night before, and all day the militia, horsed by the local squires, had been scouting the moors picking up breechless stragglers.

Should the king, they said, be able by force of arms to prevail over the parliament of England, and reestablish his authority in that powerful kingdom, he will undoubtedly retract all those concessions which, with so many circumstances of violence and indignity, the Scots have extorted from him.

I sometimes thought that she insisted on this partly because she could not forget the existence of the Queen of Scots, who, common sense told her, was more beautiful than she could ever be even with all her false hair, her chalk and rouge and extravagantly glittering garments.

Scots, after maintaining for ages the dignity of an independent kingdom, have multiplied, by an equal and voluntary union, the honors of the English name.

The Scots being such useful allies to the malecontent party in England, no wonder they were courted with the most unlimited complaisance and the most important services.

Beyond him, at irregular intervals, were six or seven men that the Markgraf of Velegrad could barely recognize as members of his bodyguard, and, beyond them, some battered gallowglasses and a sprinkling of Scots.

Beyond him, at irregular intervals, were six or seven men that -the Markgraf of Velegrad could barely recognize as members of his bodyguard, and, beyond them, some battered gallowglasses and a sprinkling of Scots.

Obviously Morrell had timed it so it would be impossible for Scot to get there before they took off.

When they got into formation for the assault, Scot was first in line with Morrell right behind him.

As well as these there was of course the brilliant spectrum of officers - the particoloured Scots were particularly admired - people from the various ministries in their comparatively subfusc court dress, and civilians of all sorts, the levee being a wonderful place for discreet contacts, for the gathering of information, and for learning just how influence and favour waxed or waned.

Edward left Berwick and tried to intercept the Scots on their way home, the Scots had already attacked various localities on their way across the Pennines, but as Edward had chosen the wrong route he missed them completely.

Scot gestured toward where Nick had wisely chosen a new location in the rock crevice in which to drive a piton, so as not to disturb the area Harvath had pointed out earlier.